Will the M division continue to be relevant?
The automotive industry is changing. Soon, internal combustion engines and cars that need a human driver may be things of the past. So where does this leave BMW's M division? Even BMW's hardcore division has made some concessions over the years . We miss engines like the E60 M5's S85 V10, which . In an interview with /Drive, BMW M CEO, Frank van Meel, talks about where he thinks the M brand will be heading in the future, and how M has shaped history.
The most important thing to take away from this interview is that M cars should retain their character in the future. Even though the technology may change, BMW is devoted to making sure that its M models are fun to drive, and fast on both the track and the road.
The guys from /Drive take an awesome trip to Germany where this interview was filmed. Mike Spinelli even gets access to a secret room at BMW which houses concept cars that never reached production. The episode of /Drive already aired on NBC Sports and featured amazing looks at a BMW M3 pickup, an M5 convertible, an M8, and even an M3 wagon. We highly recommend that you check out this episode if you are a fan of cool BMW cars.