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This post contains information about future production plans I've compiled from various leaks within the BMW organization. It is continuously updated: new research is added, and everything that becomes official is deleted. Items scheduled to happen in 2019 are highlighted in blue.


Can you guarantee that all of these models will come to market?
- No.

Can you tell me where you found this info?
- No.

Upcoming new models:

- These are just US market models, EU is simply too varied to type in all combinations.
- Model years marked with (?) are only best guesses.

2020 F95 X5 M

2020 F44 2GC
- 228i
- 228i xDrive
- M235i xDrive

2020 G01 X3
- xDrive30e

2021 F48 X1
- xDrive28e (same as xDrive25e in the rest of the world)

2021 G20 3er
- 330e
- 330e xDrive

2021 G30 5er
- 545e xDrive

2021 G05 X5
- xDrive45e (390hp)

2023 G87 M2

EOP for current models:

F32 4er - 06/20
F82 M4 - 06/20 (M4 CS ends 02/20)
F33 4er - 08/20
F83 M4 - 08/20

F36 4GC - 06/21
F22 2er - 06/21
F87 M2 - 06/21
F23 2er - 10/21

G12 7er - 06/22
F48 X1 - 06/22

G30 5er - 10/23 (LCI SOP 07/20)

G31 5er - 02/24
F39 X2 - 02/24
G32 6GT - 06/24
G15 8er - 06/24
G14 8er - 10/24
G01 X3 - 10/24 (LCI SOP 07/21)

G16 8er - 02/25
G02 X4 - 06/25
G07 X7 - 07/25 (LCI SOP 08/22)
G29 Z4 - 10/25
G20 3er - 10/25 (LCI SOP 07/22)

G21 3er - 06/26 (LCI 03/24)

G06 X6 - 02/27

2016-2017 Updates
  • The next X5M and X6M will get the same engine as the M5, S63B44T4.
  • The model code for the next 2 Series coupe is G42. There will be no convertible.
  • The 530e will continue with the same engine/motor until at least 06/20.
  • F93 M8 GC is coming sometime in 2019-2020.
  • N74 used in the brand new Phantom is actually one iteration ahead of the one in the M760i (TU2 vs TU1) in addition to being bigger (6.8L vs 6.6L). M760i will catch up with its own TU2 soon, but there will also be something new, probably RR specific (Cullinan Black Badge?): N74B68M2.
  • S63 may get a small power bump in F95/F96 compared to F90. Really small.
  • F95 X5 M is confirmed as MY2020.
  • F44 2GC (2 Series Gran Coupe) is confirmed for the U.S.
  • EOP for G32 is 6/24.
  • M2 CSL is a real thing.
  • G08 (X3 long wheelbase) is being considered for other countries besides China, including US/Canada.

April 2018
  • The F44 M235i GC will essentially be an F40 M135i in a different body.

May 2018
  • G01 X3 and G02 X4 are confirmed for engine upgrades for MY2020. 30i remains at 248hp, M40i gets a bump to 385hp.
July 2018
  • It would be reasonable to expect the US-only M2 Racing (new Spec class?) to appear in early 2020 and the worldwide M2 CSL in mid-2020 as MY2021 for a one year run.
  • The MY2020 G30 530i will get the B46B20O1, and the MY2020 G30 540i and G32 640i will get the B58B30M1 as predicted previously, along with the new instrument panel as standard.
  • F44 2GC will arrive in late 2019 as MY2020. There will be 228hp and 300hp models.
July 2018 part deux
  • Funny enough, F94 X7M was (is?) under consideration.
  • G24 (next 3GT) has been canceled. Good riddance.
  • G26 will keep the hatchback. There are hints that it's been delayed until 07/21.
  • At this time the only engine planned for G42 2er Coupe is B48.
  • I20 iNext will have at least two performance levels.
August 2018
  • G01 X3 and G02 X4 will be getting the new dash next year for MY2020. That's also when we'll see the hybrid X3 xDrive30e with the same motor as the upcoming G20 330e, uprated to 275hp.
  • EOP for F34 and F36 has been moved to 06/21. The former is likely to compensate for the cancellation of G24 and the latter should be seen as evidence of the next 4GC needing extra development time so it can become a more interesting (unusual?) car than its predecessor.
October 2018
  • The initial release of i4 will have an 80kWh battery and the choice of a single or dual motor drivetrain.
  • G80 M3 and G82 M4 Coupe currently have more variants than we're used to seeing. First of all, it appears the manuals are still alive. However, there are hints that these cars will be available as both RWD and xDrive. For the first time in years, BMW is not going to force you into a car they think is best - they'll let you choose. On top of that, there could be two different performance trims right out of the gate - you'll get a Competition model that's more different from the base M3/M4 than the old Competition Packages would provide.
  • On the other hand, G83 M4 Cabrio would have a more limited selection: a single model with the choice of transmission.
  • G42 (the next 2er Coupe) will be produced from 08/21 to 03/29 and will possibly be made primarily or entirely in Mexico.
November 2018
  • Production lifetimes for the newly introduced models (see the EOP list at the top of the post).
  • BMW i4 is not going to be built from the ground up as a BEV. Instead, it will be one of the versions of G26 (the next 4GC), similar to the recently introduced iX3, though hopefully with better performance. It will start as a RWD or AWD with 80kWh battery. If you want a clean sheet BEV, you'll have to wait for the I20. How closely the iNext concept reflects that future production car remains to be seen. Both i4 and I20 should be expected around 2021. In other words, I can confirm the AutoExpress report here:
  • G42 is confirmed to be built in Mexico.
  • G09 X8 exists outside car journos' dreams.
  • The same i4 BEV drivetrain could also find its way into the Chinese 3er LWB (G28). I'm not seeing it in a regular G20 yet.
January 2019
  • Late arrival for the US 330e is confirmed: it won't show up until at least a year from now.
  • X1 will get a hybrid version (xDrive25e aka US xDrive28e) soon after its LCI.
  • There's still no hint of an electric G20. It is highly probable that G26 will be the BEV model for the world and G28 - for China.
  • And that also means that G26 will be a true mix of 3GT and 4GC: long wheel base with a more streamlined hatchback body (which we've all just seen for the first time).
  • Build details for G80 M3 (not all of this is new, but I'm listing all info here for better readability)
    • Starts production in 2020 (more likely later in the year).
    • See May 2019 comments for the small font items below
    • Three performance levels: 444hp (Pure), 475hp ("base"), and 500hp (Competition).
    • Some versions will have RWD, others xDrive; both manual and automatic transmissions will be available. The reports that it will be Pure+manual+RWD, base+auto+xDrive, and Competition+auto+xDrive seem plausible but I don't yet want to claim that no other combos will be available.
    • Pure and base will have 18" front and 19" rear wheels; Competition will have 19"/20" as standard (optional on the other models).
    • Standard equipment for all models will include M diff, adaptive suspension, M seats, Live dashboard.
    • Optional equipment will be pretty much the same as the regular G20, with the notable additions of carbon ceramic brakes (possibly not available on Pure), carbon bucket seats (likely not in the U.S.) and of course Merino leather, including full leather interiors.
February 2019
  • M2 CS:
    • M2 CS appears to be the final name
    • 445hp
    • both manual and DCT
    • CF roof standard
    • Colors: Black Sapphire, Alpine White, Hockenheim Silver, Misano Blue
    • Black alcantara/leather mix likely the only interior choice
    • Alcantara steering wheel optional
    • Unique interior trim
    • CCB optional
    • Coming later this year
  • 2GC:
    • New paints: Seaside Blue, Storm Bay, M235i specific Snapper Rocks Blue
    • 17" wheels standard, 18" and 19" optional
    • ZMP (optional for 228i, standard for M235i) will include bodywork, steering wheel, spoiler, sport suspension or adaptive suspension, brakes, better seats.
    • Live dashboard will be an option
    • As is the case for other FWD/AWD 28i and AWD M35i products, engine power will be 228hp and 300hp respectively.
    • Adaptive LED will be the top level headlight type

March 2019
  • Potential models for G42 could include 220i, 220d, 220d xDrive, 230i, 230i xDrive, M240i, and M240i xDrive.
  • The next 5 series range currently consists of G60 sedan, G61 touring, and G68 LWB.
  • The next generation RR Ghost EWB will include an all-electric version.
  • The first 48V vehicle will be G30 520d, likely intro in 2020. This system will later expand to other G30/G31 models, and possibly even F90. The next likely candidate for 48V is G01/G02.
  • There will be two i4 models: i4 60 and i4 80. Both will be available with RWD or AWD.
  • First news about the next (G87) M2: production 12/2022-03/2029, likely in Mexico.
  • G01 X3 and G02 X4 will have their life extended to 10/24 and 06/25. It's possible Spartanburg will not be the primary production plant for their successors.
  • Live Dash will be added to X3M/X4M starting April 2020 production [added May 2].
May 2019
  • US X5 xDrive45e has been delayed until 2020 (MY2021).
  • The evolution of G30 is a surprisingly convoluted matter because of the timing of different new technologies, and I'd like to recap the current knowledge for clarity:
    • Later this year, G30 will receive new engines (TÜ versions of the existing lineup). For the U.S. market models, only M550i will get a sizeable improvement to 530hp with all other models simply getting some incremental optimization. However, in the rest of the world, something new is coming in 520d. It will be a new energy conserving tech. Whether it is the 48V system or something more than that I just can't say.
    • At the same time, Live Dash will be added as an option on lower end models and standard on others.
    • In 2020, G30 LCI will be released. At that point all significant new technology will be already installed on the pre-LCI G30 models so the LCI is going to be almost entirely cosmetical. The only new additions I see are the spread of the same energy conserving tech to other models (by then, G30 won't be unique at that) and Driving Assistant Pro (the functionality first released on G05 X5) - for some reason G30 seems to be last in the line of models getting that option.
  • I am withdrawing most of my forecasting on G8x M3/M4. It appears the lineup has been significantly reshuffled, with at least one version cancelled for production. Furthermore, I can't figure out the new situation well enough to describe it in detail. Therefore, I can no longer guarantee neither RWD nor manual models. All I know is that there will be M3/M4 and M3/M4 Competition, and that there will be more separation between regular and Competition models than before. Everything else is a mystery to me now. BMW, you win a point here.
July 2019
  • A new model will be added to the G30 lineup at LCI: 545e xDrive. It will have the same drivetrain as the new 745e, slightly detuned to 375hp.
  • G22 is coming as expected in July 2020. It will mostly copy the G20 lineup, with one exception: RWD M440i seems unlikely. Don't expect manuals in the U.S.
  • Mild hybrid tech I mentioned first in the May update will start expanding quickly next year (G22 will have it at intro, but it'll find its way into G05, G07, probably others I simply haven't noticed).
  • iX3 specs: G08 (Chinese X3), 75kWh battery and RWD (will be denoted in the model name as "sDrive75"), 300hp, produced in China for worldwide sales, including North America, SOP in 2020. One unique feature, besides the drivetrain, will be autonomous driving capability included as standard. In the U.S., it will additionally have as standard: 19" aero wheels, adaptive suspension. Most options will be familiar from the existing X3, with the notable addition of "BMW Iconic Sounds".
  • For our European friends: BMW is overhauling its diesel engine lineup. It looks like the stronger regulatory attention to diesel emissions has made it impossible to continue with the regular B47/B57 engines. Expect them all to become hybrids pretty quickly, with first examples of the technology appearing within the next few months. This is also why M340d is going to be delayed (my best guess is July 2020 and definitely no sooner than March 2020).
  • Based on the analysis of the very limited information available to me, I'm leaning towards "no manuals" for G8x and _all_ (not just US) G22 models. This is not yet something you could take to the bank but my confidence is pretty high. Sorry.
  • Production end for F33 and F83 has been moved forward to 08/20.
August 2019
  • G22 is 100% confirmed to be automatic only in the US. The same is true for all non-US G22 models available at market intro (I'm leaving open the possibility of a later non-US model addition that would have a manual, but even that is unlikely in my opinion). Confirmed US models are 430i, 430i xDrive, and M440i xDrive. M440i (RWD) is also possible but not yet confirmed.
  • G26 will be the platform for both regular 4GC and i4. Preliminary US lineup: 430i, 430i xDrive, M440i xDrive, i4 60 sDrive, i4 80 sDrive80, i4 80 xDrive. Intro in 2021, both gas and electric version will likely be introduced simultaneously.
  • One more F87 M2 model is possible. Just looking at timing, it should be something very special, with a very short production run. And it will be US only.
  • My current understanding of the G80 situation (lots of it is educated guessing so don't give it your full confidence please):
    Initially, BMW planned to offer three models, positioned at 450ps (Pure), 480ps (base), and 510ps (Competition) (note that I'm using metric horsepower just like Flasch did in his recent interview). Pure would be RWD only, while the other two models would offer a choice of RWD and AWD. Early this year, the decision was made to cut the configuration planned as the base model, and adjust "Pure" to take its place. This also involved bumping the output of Pure's engine to 480ps but not changing the actual drivetrain configuration - it was just a DME tune. With that, we were left with the RWD only 480ps M3 and the 510ps M3 Competition and M3 Competition M xDrive (now say that 20 times). I haven't found anything that would describe the interplay between manual vs auto and RWD vs AWD, but it is likely that automatics will be offered for all configurations, while manuals will only be available on the two RWD versions.
  • Everything that's happening with G80 is also true for G82 but not G83. The latter will not offer as much choice, likely sticking to a single model.

Last edited by ynguldyn; 08-05-2019 at 05:45 PM..