It has emerged that the BMW Group, Germany based makers of premium cars, will launch as many as 22 new models by the end of 2014. Out of these, 10 will be all new cars that won’t have a predecessor.
This announcement was recently made by Herbert Diess, BMW’s Development Chief, in an interview with German publication Auto Motor und Sport.
One of the 10 all new cars will be the all new BMW X4 SUV that will be launched in 2014. The car maker will also have a new line up of cars with a front-wheel drive layout. The automaker further confirmed that the popular 3, 5 and 7 Series cars will continue to sport a rear-wheel drive layout.
“By the end of 2014, we want to bring 22 new models to our entire BMW Group model range, of which ten have no predecessor. In the long term, the proportion of front-wheel drive vehicles will certainly increase,” said Diess.
When asked about the BMW i3’s future and if it a ‘potential failure on the market’, Diess commented that BMW “strives to have a pioneering role in electric mobility.”
“We are convinced that as a premium manufacturer we will have a significant amount of the electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids the future needs,” BMW’s development chief further added.