This month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed will help celebrate BMW M’s 50th anniversary and host the unveiling of various new models.
The most important new car presented at Goodwood will be the brand new M3 Turing which will be added by an M3 Turing MotoGP safety car. BMW will unveil the long awaited model at 10:00 am (5:00 am EDT) UK time on Thursday 23rd June during the event. An M3 Turing with various M performance parts will also be on display.
Goodwood’s M3 Turing will be joined by the new M4 CSL, celebrating its UK premiere.
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Elsewhere, Goodwood’s Central feature will host displays of past, present and future BMW M cars. The cars on display include the Legend 3.0 CSL, the latest 1970 M1 Procar, a WTCC 3-Series E90, the Le Mans-winning 1999 BMW V12 LMR and the brand new BMW M LMDh racer.
Four important models will make their way to the event’s famous Hillclimb. These include the 1983 Brabham BT52, driven by three-time F1 World Champion Nelson Pickett’s son Pedro Pickett. The BMW V12 LMR will be taken to the top of the hill by Steve Soper and former BMW M CEO Marcus Flash. A 635CSi and Z4 GTR will also climb the hill.
Goodwood will also have a large BMW M display stand. The stand will include vehicles such as the E30 M3, E46 M3 CSL, M5 CS, M4 GT3, M850i Convertible and the new i4 M50. The German carmaker will bring the concept XMO with it. A separate display will focus on BMW’s sustainability efforts and showcase the new i7 as well as the iX1, which is set to make its British debut. The iX M60 will also be on display at the event and will be available for participants to take a test drive alongside the i4 and iX3.
“There’s no better place for our fans to celebrate our 50th anniversary at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, surrounded by iconic cars that have strengthened our position in the history of motorsport,” said BMW M CEO Frank Van Mill. “But we will spend our time at world-famous events looking forward to the future, including the selection of exciting new models from our innovative electrified line-up and the global premiere of the first ever BMW M3 Turing. “