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BMW M gets a new boss

As of October 1, 2018, the M division of BMW M will get a new boss.  Markus Flasch will become Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M, replacing Franciscus Van Meel. Austrian-born Flasch…

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Exclusive Interview with BMW M Boss, Frank van Meel

When Frank van Meel first became CEO of BMW’s famous M Division, there were a lot of questions about whether or not M cars would gain xDrive all-wheel drive or even hybridization. Van Meel claims…

M Boss: “For now, 600 hp is the most you can get in an M car”

BMW CEO: “I can’t see an i8M just now”

UK magazine CAR sat down at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show with BMW M’s new CEO, Franciscus Van Meel, to talk about the future of the M brand. Topics like a M5 xDrive, M hybrid…

Ex-Audi Franciscus van Meel is the new CEO of BMW M

Franciscus van Meel (48) will take over as Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW M GmbH from 1 January 2015. He is the successor to Dr. Friedrich Nitschke (59) who will be retiring…