Originally Posted by SCOTT26
The next M3 family has been selected - The name M3 remains despite some unconfirmed changes being reported in the media.
BMW X3M - 2013
High Performance SAV for the Premium Entry Segment.
Groundbreaking debut for new M developed engine which will spread across other models.
The M3 Coupe - 2014
High Performance Luxury Coupe in it's fifth generation.
Plans are also in motion for a series of editions of M3 to capitalize in on (future?) Motorsport success in a similar fashion to the Porsche 911 - GT3/GT2. Expect them to focus on Competition , Motorsport and Lightweight with varying Performance.
The M3 Cabrio - 2015
Retaining a folding hard-top for exclusivity , The current E92 has been successful in emerging markets were blue skies reign, in some aspect outselling or equalling Coupe sales in some markets.
The M3 Gran Coupe - 2016
BMW are not overwhelmed with sales reaction to the current car. But recognize that there is interest for a future variant , however a Gran Coupe essentually a four door variant of the forthcoming F32 Coupe will replace the sedan with a more stylish and performance orientated four door Coupe shape.
The BMW X4M - 2015
High Performance entry segment of downsized "Sport Activity Coupe" concept
The M3 Touring - 2015
For the first time BMW M will hopefully commit to an M3 Touring , largely based on demand from European customers who had to forfeit for the larger M5 Touring when wanting a high performance Wagon from BMW M. Demand for the updated C63 AMG is also influential as will the imminent Audi RS4 Avant.
* There will be no M variant of the 3er Gran Turismo.
So a new e89 Z4M is not planned at all...