2016MY BMW Production Map for US Includes New X1 and 7-Series, 340i and M2

BMW’s upcoming introductions for the 2016 model year in the USA were leaked (?) online revealing the production dates for several new models.

In the list posted on Bimmerpost by the usually well-informed Jason, we see that these include the facelifted 3-Series sedan (F80), Touring (F31), Gran Turismo (F34) and M3 Sedan (F80), the all-new X1 crossover (F48) and the next generation 7-Series (G12).

If you take a closer look at the models, you’ll see that BMW plans to replace the 335i sedan with the 340i featuring a newer 3.0-liter turbocharged straight six, codenamed B58, and add the 328e, which should be the 242hp (245PS) plug-in hybrid version (see here).

Elsewhere, the second generation X1 built on the same platform as the European 2-Series Active Tourer, will launch in two flavors, the front-wheel drive sDrive25i and the all-wheel drive xDrive25i, both powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four gasoline unit.

The new 7-Series sedan will be available exclusively with the long wheelbase body (the regular wheelbase model has the G11 codename) in three initial versions, the turbo’d 3.0-liter six-cylinder 740Li and the twin-turbo V8 750Li in both rear- and all-wheel drive trims.

Jason said in his posting that, typically, US dealers get the cars “approximately 2 months after production begins”, which in the list, is mentioned under SOP (Start of Production). He added that the X4 M40i will come next year as a 2017 model.


SOP = Start of Production for demo and initial stock cars.
Start of Regular Production is for customer ordered cars.
SA = South African built

Photo Gallery

  • boredatwork

    Are they not going to call this one 740Li COUPE ?

    • Gareth Siew

      You mean the 8-series right? I wish that BMW would bring it back!

A BMW M2 Gran Coupe Looks Good But Is Highly Unlikely

The new BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe will most probably top out in M235i form with a turbo four.

Acura’s Iconic Integra Type R Touring Car Returns To The Track For More Action

The restored version of Acura’s Integra Type R racer can rev up to 9,000 rpm.

OMG, 2020 BMW M3 & M4 Really Do Have A Massive Grille And This Is It!

The all-new 2020 BMW M3’s nostrils might actually be bigger than the Concept 4’s.

FCA To Build New Battery Hub At Its Turin Factory

FCA’s Mirafiori plant in Turin, Italy will also be responsible for building the all-electric Fiat 500.

VW Golf Countdown: 2008-2012 Mk6 Made Safety And Comfort Breakthroughs

VW managed to shift 2.85 million units of the sixth-gen Golf, which offered a plethora of driving assist systems as well as a wide selection of petrol and diesel engines.

All-New Honda Jazz Is Hybrid-Only In Europe, Launches In Mid-2020

The 2020 Honda Jazz will pack a standard two-motor hybrid powertrain offering “EV-like driving dynamics”.

2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8, Here’s (Likely) The First Official Picture

The official unveiling of the all-new 2020 VW Golf will take place Thursday evening on October 24.

Skoda CEO Tells Employees Not To Worry About Potential Move Downmarket

VW reportedly wants Skoda to play in the market segment of cars costing between €10,000 and €20,000.

Huawei To Use 5G To Develop Advanced Self-Driving Car Radars

Huawei is looking to increase its presence in the autonomous technology industry.

VW Will Let You Test Drive A Touareg For Two Days In The UK

UK pricing for VW’s flagship SUV kicks off from £49,135 in SEL trim with a V6 diesel.