• Dec 28, 2008
BMW Blog has trained its spyglass on what it says is a list of BMW rollouts for 2009, and it will begin next month with the brand spankin' new Z4 showcased at the Detroit Auto Show. It is March, though, that will bring year's first real bounty. At Geneva, BMW will be showing off a concept version of the Progressive Activity Vehicle (half 5 Series, half X6), the Concept eDrive (an electric 1 Series or 3 Series), a Z4 Individual, and the Rolls-Royce 102EX (otherwise known as the RR4). Then in April, BMW's taking the show to Shanghai with the 760Li.
Post-Shanghai, you'll get a few months to digest. Then at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, BMW is expected to have the production-ready Progressive Activity Vehicle on display and the MINI Crossover. It is there, perhaps, that they'll also trot out a show pony speedster they call the Vision-Z with eDrive, their idea of "progress of sports cars for the future." And sprinkled on top throughout the year come launches of the 7 Series xDrive, 7 Series Hybrid, X5 M, X6 M, and X6 Active Hybrid. For bimmer lovers, 2009 is going to be a jubilee year.

[Source: BMW Blog]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      WOW Good Job BMW
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow. Color me uninterested in just about anything mentioned above. PAVs, a bloated, more expensive Z4, a MINI SUV (ok, crossover) and some electric vehicles? Blech. What about *cars*? Gasp, I know, stupid me for expecting a "car" these days...
        • 6 Years Ago
        @zamfir - Lol, trying to echo GM's wild success and prosperity? I just don't understand why more companies can't diversify their offerings. MINIs were sold out through the end of the year back in July, so BMW's solution is to roll out concepts that are either big BMW SUVs or a MINI SUV. Awesome.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Didn't you hear? BMW's moving away from cars to SUVs and bastardized SUVs, echoing GM's successful shift a decade ago.
      • 6 Years Ago
      A jubilee year indeed. I look forward to seeing that PAV...I just hope it's not ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      An electric 3? I'd like to see that.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wonder if we'll see the new 5 series later in the year?
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is not passive.

      It is Progressive Activity Vehicle.

      Not passive.

      Jesus.
      • 6 Years Ago
      as if the x6 was useless enough...
      but i am excited to see a few of the products
      mainly the mini crossover and new rolls royce
      i dont really care about the PAV they are talking about
      why not just make a simple wagon or simple crossover
      BMW just needs to come up with a million goofy types of cars which are really just mixes of other things, worst example being the x6 which is the size of an SUV with the usefulness of a sedan with a hatch
        • 6 Years Ago
        x6 actually has less space and worst fuel economy than my hatch... and is slower to sixty... so it's all but useless save Beverly Hills duty. I pine for the days that BMW produced driving machines and not just parts bins experiments to lure 10,000 buyers. Oh well. Time to go buy a 335i with M3 bits all over, that's what branding your performance division is all about.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Saw a black suv with distinctly BMW lines in Ventura, Ca on Saturday, 01/10/09 ... sitting in a parking lot ... had "Hybrid test vehicle" in understated print on its side, but no other markings ... when I asked the driver what it was he politely apologized (with a noticably German accent) that he was not allowed to tell me ... if it performs any where near as well as it looks, that is going to be one fine automobile.
      JimmyD
      • 6 Years Ago
      X5 M

      X6 M

      X6 Hybrid...umm
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