Here's what to expect from BMW over the next year or so.
With help from our talented spy photographers, we can confidently predict what upcoming models BMW is currently working on. We've recently seen the upcoming electric i7 as well as the highly-anticipated M2. However, it's hard to pin down when we will see these models hit the market.
A recent leak from Bimmerpost claims to shed some light on the situation, with specific start of production (SOP) dates for a slew of upcoming BMW models. The poster claims this information was compiled from "various leaks within the BMW organization," but the source is unverified. Take all of this information with a grain of salt, as the dates are likely to change.
Starting in July 2021, production of the M3 and M4 with xDrive all-wheel-drive will begin along with the xDrive40 and xDrive50 versions of the 2022 BMW iX electric SUV and the 4 Series Gran Coupe (G26) in 430i and M440ix form. BMW has yet to officially reveal the drivetrain configurations for the iX but is expected to spawn a range-topping M60 version with 560 horsepower. The iX M60 isn't expected to enter production until March 2022, meaning it won't be available at launch.
The following month in August 2021, the next-generation BMW 2 Series Coupe will enter production, with the 230i and M240i variants slated to arrive in the United States. This leak claims the current 2 Series and M2 will end production in June 2021. In November 2021, the 2022 BMW i4 electric sedan will enter production with eDrive40 and M50 versions, sharing a body with the 4 Series Gran Coupe.
There are fewer details for 2022, but the leaked information suggests a July production start date for the next-generation X1 and 7 Series without any specific details on model designations. Despite seeing teasers last year, the M3 Touring Competition xDrive won't enter production until November 2022. The next-generation M2, which is rumored to go all-electric, is expected to begin production in December 2022.