New BMW M model arrives at Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2022
BMW M is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style by presenting an all-new M model at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed in June.
After kicking off its 50th anniversary celebrations with a short film on YouTube, BMW M seemed unstoppable with its multi-faceted “50 Years” campaign. In reality, BMW M will head to the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022 as the subject of the central element. Not only that, but BMW M will also unveil a new M model at the event.
The centerpiece of Goodwood to celebrate BMW M
The Central Feature is actually a sculpture that is highlighted each year during the Festival of Speed in front of the Goodwood House. It is one of the most eye-catching and iconic aspects of the Festival of Speed, becoming a celebration of automotive design. For 2022, the Central Feature Goodwood Festival of Speed will celebrate 50 years of BMW M.
This will be the second time the Festival of Speed Central Feature has celebrated BMW. In 2016, the Central Feature celebrated 100 years of BMW. However, 2022 marks the first time that the central feature will focus solely on BMW M – celebrating 50 years of M cars starting with the BMW 3.0 CSL.
New and iconic BMW M cars will come to Goodwood
While the BMW 3.0 CSL Batmobile was BMW M’s first project race car, the honor of being the division’s road car belongs to the BMW M1. A mid-engined supercar designed by Giorgetto Guigiaro at Italdesign, the M1 featured a 3.5-litre straight-six under its bonnet. Expect the 3.0 CSL and M1 to be part of the core functionality.
Besides the Central Feature in front of the Goodwood House, BMW M will also be present at two other locations – at the Trackside and the Stable Yard. According to Goodwood.com, these locations will showcase the latest performance cars from BMW M, giving Festival of Speed visitors a chance to see them up close. Plus, iconic M cars will see action on the Goodwood Hillclimb.
New BMW M car to debut at Goodwood
BMW M will also take the opportunity to unveil one of its new M models to the global public. According to M CEO Frank van Meel, this new M model is “a vehicle we have been waiting for for a long time”.
New M models to be unveiled this year include the XM, M4 CSL, M3 Touring and M2. With the Van Meel index, the XM and M2 are irrelevant. Given that BMW M will unveil the M4 CSL at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este later this month, it’s likely that the M3 Touring will make its debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June.
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