BMW has revealed plans to launch 10 new M models within the next two years, in the wake of the launches of the BMW X3 M and X4 M.
The announcement was delivered by BMW M president Markus Flasch during the BMW M Festival at South Africa's Kyalami circuit.
The company made a presentation during a Johannesburg press conference in which it listed the new models set for release in 2020. Those include the BMW M2 CS, which will actually be unveiled in the next few days, the latest BMW X5 M and X6 M in standard and Competition builds, and a new M5 sedan modeled on the inbound 5 Series facelift.
The M8 Competition Coupe and Convertible were released last month on a global scale but are yet to reach Australia and won't arrive on the continent's shores until next year. That will be followed up by the Gran Coupe sedan which was also put on display at the aforementioned circuit, with Flasch confirming it will hit the Los Angeles Motor Show this month. The event will begin on November 22 and carry on into December, ending on the second day of the month.
According to Flasch, the all-new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe and convertible will launch in 2021. The BMW chief claims that they will all bring “the most powerful engine in the segment; most likely manual stick-shift, all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive."
The end of the year will see the unveiling of MW M Performance models, including the likes of the M340i sedan and wagon, M235i Gran Coupe, M440i Coupe and Convertible, and an upgraded M550i.
The sales of BMW M models have increased by 207 percent in the last six years, thanks to M Performance cars. Flash says that it is the automakers' intent to continue increasing its share in the performance category by narrowing the focus down to customer racing special editions derived from those race cars.
Below is a list of all confirmed models set to come from BMW M:
M2 CS – 2020
M5 upgrade – 2020
M8 Coupe – 2020
M8 Convertible – 2020
M8 Gran Coupe – 2020
X5 M – 2020
X6 M – 2020
M235i Gran Coupe – 2020
M440i Coupe – 2020
M440i Convertible – 2020
M550i upgrade – 2020
M3 – 2021
M4 Coupe – 2021
M4 Convertible – 2021