BMW M chief Frank van Meel has disclosed some details about future plans.
Speaking to Autovisie, the top brass at BMW’s M division reiterated they won’t come out with an M3 Touring because they believe there wouldn’t be enough demand while an M7 doesn’t make sense since the 7-Series is mostly about luxury. We remind you BMW director of product planning Paul Ferraiolo said back in November last year the role of the M7 will be attributed to the Alpina B7 which will sooner or later receive a new generation based on the recently introduced 7-Series.
Frank van Meel said BMW M is currently analyzing the prospects of rolling out more M Performance versions to bridge the power gap between the strongest standard model and the flagship M version. He also dropped a hint about the possibility of seeing fully-fledged M variants of the X3 and X4 SAVs, but without revealing a launch date.
Lastly, he said the M2 Coupe will be released in the following months so we will get to see it in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show, with sales to commence by the end of the year.