The schedule of BMW is going to be very busy as it is planning to launch about 12 new cars continuously. The carmaker has many new products that have been showcased or launched outside but yet to come to India. The news has been confirmed from the luxury carmaker’s head in the Asia-Pacific region that BMW is going to launch 12 cars in India in 2019, out of which 7 will be SUVs. The official statement is here:
“We plan to drive in 12 new vehicles, including upgrades, next year. Of these, seven will be SUVs”, said Hildegard Wortmann, head of BMW, Asia-Pacific region.
X4 is coming to India, BMW confirmed it and it is in the waiting list for 2019, and X7 is on the cards. The X7 will compete with the rival Mercedes-Benz GLS while the X4 will compete against the Mercedes-Benz GLC. Earlier in 2018, BMW also revealed that the X2 is also India-bound but the carmaker did not give the time of launch. People are eagerly waiting to see whether X2 will be the part of the line-up for 2019.
Along with the new nameplates, the German carmaker will be updating the portfolio, which is likely to include X1, X5, and X6. X1 is expected to get a facelift while the X5 and X6 will undergo a generation change. Fourth-gen X5 has been already disclosed by BMW, while the facelifted X1 and third-gen X6 have not been revealed yet.
The debut of 8 Series in the Indian market has been confirmed by Wortmann. She said, “We are clearly focused on growing our operations here. Apart from SUVs, sedans will be a focus area for us and we will be introducing the 8-Series saloon in the market.”
After being launched, the 8 Series will compete against the rival Mercedes-Maybach, which costs between Rs 1.94 crore to Rs 2.73 crore (ex-showroom Delhi).
The seventh-gen 3 Series, M2 Competition, the new Z4, and new M3 sedan will make Indian debut in 2019 along with the 8 Series, out of which the 8 Series, seventh-gen 3 Series, and the Z4 have already been disclosed by German carmaker and the new M3 sedan has not been revealed yet. The M2 competition was listed by BMW on its website in August 2018. BMW might introduce the facelifted 7 Series instead of M3, which is undergoing testing in foreign for some time now.
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BMW cars will be raining in 2019 in India as BMW has many things in store for the country. The BMW SUVs that might come in 2019 is an X1 facelift, X2, X4, X3M, X7, new-gen X4, and X6. the other five cars might be 8 Series, new 3 Series, Z4, new M3, and M2 Competition.