[2020 Edition] Current BMW Model Lineup

Everything You Need to Know About 2020 BMW Sports & Performance Models Including Prices, Specs & Reviews

Updated: January 3rd, 2020

BMW M Cars / BMW M SUVs / BMW Sports Cars

BMW continues to be a globally trusted brand when it comes to consistently delivering exceptional luxury sports cars. In their pursuit of leading in innovation and design, the Bavarian company is ever-present around the world with assembly facilities in 15 countries and a global sales network. This has allowed them to keep their finger on the pulse of the many markets they participate in, further emancipating their commitment to improving their products.

Despite their ongoing evolution, the BMW lineup remains familiar and recognizable by name – with the BMW M series of cars continuing to be the main showcase of the company’s best offerings. Other cars, such as the BMW Z4 and BMW i8 offer more independent and unique takes on performance; respectively bringing to life, their philosophy in a roadster and hybrid form.

Here, we’ve compiled all the information – including starting prices, performance specs and reviews – on every model in the BMW High-Performance Range.

While all the models we will be covering have remained largely unchanged since their most recent refresh, BMW continues to release new trims of their models to keep things lively; the latest of which is the recently unveiled BMW M2 CS, which is slated for release in early 2020. The aforementioned will have a limited production run of just 2,200 units worldwide.

Like any of the other mainstream car manufacturers today, BMW must continue to innovate to stay relevant. The next generation of BMW vehicles is set to diversify the brand with a number of new performance and all-electric vehicle debutants – there will be something for everyone.

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Current BMW M Car Coupes, Saloons & Estates

2020 BMW M Cars

Preceded by BMW, the letter ‘M’ is arguably the most recognized nomenclature in the automotive world. Packed with power normally reserved for the track, BMW M delivers performance unlike anything else.

It all started on the track in 1972. What began as a division for BMW’s racing teams quickly grew to become an incredible passion for many BMW enthusiasts. BMW M’s on-track domination birthed the world’s most coveted high-performance vehicles: the original M1, the iconic E30 M3, and generations of intensely thrilling BMWs to follow.

Involving a diverse roster of coupes, sedans, convertibles and SUVs, today’s BMW M cars represent the purest expression of BMW’s performance philosophy. Meet the high-performance vehicle you can drive every day.

2020 bmw m2 competition

2020 BMW M2 Competition

Base price: $59,895
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Power: 410 hp @ 5,230 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 2,350 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.0 s

The BMW M2 Competition overwhelms with performance, agility and precision. The concentrated power of the new 410-hp Bi-turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine is a permanent guarantee of high performance and the aspiration to set new records. A genuine M car and a sweet drive for the enthusiast with enough practicality that it would be a great daily driver. Performance is strong with the sprint from standstill to 60 mph over in just 4 seconds.

2020 BMW M2 CS

2020 BMW M2 CS

Base price: $83,600
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Power: 444 hp @ 5,230 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 2,350 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.8 s

The BMW M2 CS is a step above the M2 Competition. It offers more power and improved performance. Oh, and a manual transmission. Automotive purists, rejoice! The M2 CS comes with tweaked looks, too, and is the smallest super-fast sports car from BMW right now. The car features a turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine that makes 444 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. That’s a bump of 39 more hp than the M2 Competition. Learn more…

2020 BMW M4

2020 BMW M3/M4 (Coupe/Conv.)

Base price: $69,150
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Power: 425 hp @ 5,230 rpm
Torque: 406 lb-ft @ 1,850 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.8 s

BMW finally got the M4 coupe and convertible right after years of being just average versus the competition (just in time for the new M3/4 coming next year. The twin-turbo 6 cylinder engine delivers 425 hp and a full 406 lb-ft of torque at 1,850 rpm and is a cracker of an engine. Where BMW went to work and it shows is putting the package together into a more cohesive experience, a more complete performance car. Back to being the benchmark.

BMW M4 CS

2020 BMW M4 CS

Base price: $104,095
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Power: 454 hp @ 6,250 rpm
Torque: 442 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.7 s

BMW has pitched the CS version of the M4 as the lighter, more extreme M4. There is weight saving throughout the car and and compared with the Competition, the CS gets a 10-hp boost to 454 bhp. Model-specific tuning for the electronically controlled limited-slip differential, the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the adaptive M suspension, and the steering are intended to improve the CS’s dynamic performance.

2020 BMW M5

2020 BMW M5

Base price: $102,700 (est.)
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 543 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.2 s

Car & Drive said: “Despite its playful all-wheel-drive system and brutal acceleration, the 2020 BMW M5 isn’t the ultimate sports sedan, but its performance is stunning nonetheless“. Here’s the thing though. Where else can you walk into a dealership and buy a sedan that has 600+ hp, all-wheel drive traction, four doors and stunning performance both in a straight line and on track. It is an epic sedan and the class leader. Learn more…

2020 BMW M5 Competition

2020 BMW M5 Competition

Base price: $102,700 (est.)
Engine: 4.0L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 617 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.1 s

The M5 Competition comes with 617 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque and that power gets sent to all four wheels via a slick 8-speed dual clutch transmission. Try a 10.9-second quarter-mile time in a car that you ferry the kids around in. It gets a minor power bump vs regular M5 with stiffer dampers, stiffer anti-roll bars, .28 inches lower ride and ball joints. All told the M5 is a sharper, stiffer, and even more performance-oriented M5. Learn more…

BMW M8

BMW M8 (Coupe/Conv/Gran)

Base price: $130,995+
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 600 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.2 s

The BMW M8 arrived in coupe, convertible, and competition form. The car borrows its turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 engine from the M5. It makes 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. 0-60 mph is over in just 3.1 seconds thanks to the ability to switch to all-wheel drive to all-wheel drive sport or into a two-wheel drive. Learn more…

BMW M8 Competition

BMW M8 Competition (Coupe/Conv/Gran)

Base price: $146,000+
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 617 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 3,600 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.1 s

BMW thought it best to make the competition model special, so it added some power to that model and bumped the numbers up to 617 hp. You will pay $146,000 for the Competition Coupe and the Competition Convertible costs $155,500. Overall it is a sharper and more focused offering. Learn more…

Current BMW SUV Lineup

2020 BMW Performance SUVs

Over the years the BMW “M” brand has expanded into SUVs and while these SUVs can hardly be called sports cars, they do have real M-car DNA. More powerful, more agile and more sporty in nature the M-SUVs are worthy of the name. Below we outlined the 2020 BMW SUV lineup, with a focus on the performance oriented models.

2020 BMW X3 M

2020 BMW X3 M

Base price: $69,900
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Power: 473 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Torque: 442 lb-ft @ 2,600 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.1 s

Another day, another new performance SUV. The X3 M gets the new 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, which features two turbochargers. Available in 473-hp standard and 503-hp Competition versions, BMW’s latest M SUV is capable, fun and well-priced for those looking for a small, powerful daily driver SUV with a view to performance.

2020 BMW X4 M

2020 BMW X4 M

Base price: $74,395
Engine: 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6
Power: 473 hp @ 7,300 rpm
Torque: 442 lb-ft @ 2,600 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.1 s

The sloped-roof counterpart to the X3 M, the X4 M is identical in every way. It gets the same eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, electronically controlled limited-slip rear differential as the X3 M (and the M5 which is cool).  While the BMW X3 M40i might be enough for most families, the X4 M is a better performance machine.

2020 BMW X5 M

Base price: $106,095 – $115,095
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 567 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.0 s

More practical than the M5, the 2020 X5 M is a beast that can easily handle any day to day duties you can throw at it. Ignore people that tell you these are “Track capable” performance SUVs because nobody spending this kind of money is taking it to a track. What they are is serious performance in an SUV body with coupe-like agility. Epic.

2020 BMW X6 M

2020 BMW X6 M

Base price: $109,595 – $118,595
Engine: 4.4L twin-turbocharged V8
Power: 567 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 553 lb-ft @ 2,200 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.0 s

Like the X5 M the 2020 X6 M is available as both the regular and Competition model and is exactly the same mechanically as its sibling X5 M. Both the non-Competition M models make 600 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. The X5 M Competition and X6 M Competition crank out 617 horsepower and the same 553 lb-ft torque.

Current BMW Sports Cars

2020 BMW Sports Cars

In 2019, the completely redesigned BMW Z4 returned to the lineup after a four year absence. Unchanged for 2020, the new BMW Z4 is better than ever. The other pure sports car in the BMW lineup is the i8. Other than a minor refresh in 2019 – which included updated battery technology and the introduction of a roadster variant – BMW’s PHEV, the 2020 BMW i8, carries on otherwise unchanged.

BMW i8

2020 BMW i8

Base price: $148,495
Engine (Gas/Electric): 1.5L turbo inline-3 + Electric Motor
Max Power (Gas/Electric): 227 hp @ 5,800 rpm
Max Torque (Gas/Electric): 250 lb-ft @ 4,800 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.2 s

Well ahead of its time, its powertrain technology was the result of BMW’s visionary approach to a rapidly shifting narrative towards a future focused on sustainability. Unfortunately for the BMW i8 it was futuristic and great, but it wasn’t great enough. Newer electric only cars like the Taycan are better and that leaves the i8 in a weird spot of being updated for 2020 but now being behind the times. Good, not great. We don’t recommend it.

2020 BMW Z4

2020 BMW Z4

Base price: $50,695
Engine: 2.0L turbocharged inline-4
Power: 255 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 1,550 rpm
0-60 mph: 5.1 s

In 2019, the completely redesigned BMW Z4 returned to the lineup after a four year absence. Unchanged for 2020, the new BMW Z4 is better than ever and with its exceptional performance comes incredible value. At its base price, the car costs considerably less than its main rival – the Porsche Boxster – but still offers the same puristic roadster thrills. Choose this or the new Supra (same car basically) and you can’t go wrong.

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