- New BMW M supercar would be performance lineup’s flagship
- Could arrive in 2021
- Will have some kind of electrification
BMW CEO Markus Flasch isn’t opposed to a flagship, standalone BMW M supercar serving as the benchmark for all M performance models.
Speaking with Auto Express at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, Flasch was quoted as saying “I can think of doing standalone M-cars, I like the idea, and I think we’re going to do something in this direction.”
He would not confirm what that car might be, but he did allude to knowing something about plans at BMW M. Other sources at the show said the BMW M car could come as early as 2021 and that other models could be in the works as well.
BMW has developed powerful M versions of most of its lineup. Yesterday, the German automaker unveiled the new BMW M2 CS and BMW M8 Gran Coupe in Los Angeles. What BMW doesn’t have, however, is a standalone M exotic like Mercedes-AMG has with the GT, and to some extent what Audi has with the R8.
If the BMW M car does indeed arrive on the market, it will likely feature some kind of electrified powertrain.