BMW's future lineup is coming to focus as Automotive News has compiled an extensive list of what we can expect.

Things will kick later this year when BMW introduces the facelifted 3-Series sedan. Our spies have already snapped photos of the model and it appears to have a new front bumper and a revised grille. Nothing is official but the model could receive upgraded four- and six-cylinder engines as well as a revised nomenclature.

The 3-Series Touring is expected to receive a similar facelift in 2015 but it appears the 3-Series GT won't get a refreshed appearance for at least two or three years. Regardless, the 4-Series Coupe, Convertible and GranCoupe are slated to go under the knife in 2016.

Bigger changes are expected next year as the company will unveil the new 7-Series at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The model is expected to ride on the new "35up" platform that features aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel. The sedan could also have carbon fiber body panels and styling inspired by the Vision Future Luxury Concept. A variety of engine will be available and BMW is reportedly considering an M variant to battle the S63 and S65 AMG.

2015 is also expected to usher in the new X1 which will ride on the front-wheel drive UKL platform. Previous spy photos have shown the model will have an evolutionary design and engine options could include:

  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 184 PS (135 kW) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol with 231 PS (170 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 150 PS (110 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque
  • A 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with 184 PS (135 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque

Speaking of the UKL platform, it is expected to underpin the new 1-Series sedan in 2017. The model will become the company's first front-wheel drive sedan and is set to battle the Audi A3 and Mercedes CLA.

Later that year, BMW could launch a new i5. Nothing is official but previous reports have indicated it will be an eco-friendly four-door model with seating for up to five people.

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Gallery: BMW's future lineup comes into focus, 35up platform to underpin next 3, 5, 6 & 7-Series

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