BMW has such an extensive product plan as part of which they will launch at least 25 cars by 2021. It includes both refreshed variants of existing models and new cars.
The lineup will allow BMW to create a very strong position in the automobile market that is getting increasingly competitive with new arrivals from Tesla as well as other Asian manufacturers. The BMW 5-series Touring edition will make its first debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March this year. The 5-Series GT will however be replaced by the new BMW 6-Series model.
With carbon fiber and other lightweight materials, the engineers have managed to make the new car at least 220lbs lighter than the outgoing model. It will offer a wide range of powertrain options including four-cylinder, six-cylinder and eight-cylinder variants. The top of the line car can deliver up to 465 horsepower making it the most powerful offering in the segment whereas the entry level model will go with 190 horsepower.
The year 2017 is going to be a busy time for BMW because they have multiple launches lined up. The BMW X2 will be the next that offers diesel and petrol engine variants similar to the X1 mode. While it is being speculated that the BMW X3 series will also be debuted towards the end of this year, it won’t be available in dealership stores anytime soon. The X3 introduces the CLAR platform, a brand new design made by BMW for the first time for their SUV class cars and it will also be used to design the BMW X7, the long awaited model.
The automobile manufacturer is also expected to launch the BMW M5, M2 GTS in the second half of this year. The M5 will sport an all-wheel drive system. It will be powered by a 4.4-liter twin turbo V8 engine capable of rendering an amazing 600 horsepower while the M2 GTS powered by a 3.0-liter engine will produce 400 horsepower. While majority of the cars released this year will be fast and powerful versions, the real BMW Z5 sports car will bow in 2018.
The sports model is being designed in association with Toyota. BMW 8-series, 3-series and X5 along with a cabriolet variant of the 8-series is also in the cards. Some of them may get launched next year while the convertible, BMW 1 Series and BMW iNext is set for launch after 2019. The futuristic i5 is expected to be out by 2021.