BMW is well on its way to becoming a full-line manufacturer with plans to launch several all new models in niches not normally reserved for the luxury marques. We’ve previously reported about a new 3-series based crossover
and a possible M10 super-sports car
, but we now have information about several new models due before the end of the year.
Just around the corner are the new coupe and convertible versions of the entry-level 1-series, with both cars expected to get more powerful engines than the current hatch. A new 123d model will appear with the superb 204hp 400Nm 2.0L diesel
, as well as a new 125i petrol version.
BMW’s 286hp 580Nm straight-six diesel engine will appear in a new X5 3.0sd and will also end up in the facelifted 6-series coupe due at September’s Frankfurt Auto Show. After that, we can expect to see the arrival of the all-new E71 X6 crossover.
Finally, the M5 super-sedan will come in for some upgrades. The performance saloon will get several additions to the interior, including a new heads-up-display system, as well as an upgrade to its 5.0L V10 motor to prepare it for Audi’s upcoming RS6
. Word on the street is that it’ll produce around 520 to 530hp, but there’s no mention when the updated model will be released.