The first future model coming from BMW is the X6 that will be launched next week in Frankfurt, a model that wants to compete with Mercedes R-Class. When there is the 1-Series going on sale in the United States in spring of 2008: the 128i powered by a 3.0 liter 6-cylinder engine producing 230 horsepower with 200 lb-ft of torque and the 135i powered by a 3.0 liter 6-clyinder twin-turbo engine that produces 300 horsepower with 300 lb-ft of torque.
But far in the future, BMW’s line-up will be completely redesigned: 3-series in 2012, 5-series in 2011. After a redesigned 6-series to be launched next week in Frankfurt, a major refresh will follow in 2010. The 7-Series will get design cues from the Concept CS in 2011.
After dropping the Z8 in 2003, there are rumors that the sports car will get a successor after 2010. About Z4 there are no news at this date. The Z6 will succeed the BMW Z4 and will arrive in 2010 as a larger coupe and convertible which will be more expensive than the Z4. The car is said to be an Audi R8 rival.
In 2010, BMW will launch the X1, a small crossover. The X3 will be redesigned in 2010 and the X5 in 2009 or 2010.