BMW M Has A Brand-new Manager as well as a familiar face
Large changes are reportedly happening behind the scenes at BMW M.
Nothing is main yet, yet the BMW Blog site has learned from insiders that Markus Flasch is leaving his role as BMW M CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER.
A familiar face will certainly replace him, nevertheless.
According to the publication, Franciscus (Frank) van Meel will take over as BMW M’s new chief executive officer on November 1st.
Van Meel formerly worked as chief executive officer of BMW M from January 2015 till late 2018 when he transferred to a brand-new function as the head of BMW’s Overall Automobile Development department.
In 2015, Van Meel came to be the Head of Item for BMW’s High-end department as well as Rolls-Royce, however soon he will certainly be back as in charge of BMW M.
Markus Flasch will certainly relocate to a “new major role” at BMW M, however, no other details were supplied.
Van Meel was just recently responsible for high-end electric BMW designs including the iX SUV and the upcoming BMW 7 Collection EV.
Van Meel will certainly bring his experience with electrical cars to BMW M at a crucial time as the performance division accepts electrification.
Rumored to be called the XM, BMW M’s initial amazed SUV will reportedly break cover in a couple of weeks with a hybrid configuration reported producing over 750 horsepower, one of the most ever provided by a production BMW – M-powered or not.
During his time as BMW M’s CEO between 2015 and 2018, Van Meel was responsible for the current-generation BMW M5 as well as its variable all-wheel-drive system.
Markus Flasch, on the other hand, was later responsible for the first-ever BMW M3 Touring, the second-generation M2, the initial M4 CSL (if that is certainly what it comes to be called), and the next-generation M5. No doubt we’ll find out what Van Meel is planning for the efficiency division when BMW M formally announces his new role.
With a brand-new employer accountable, maybe BMW M will have a change of mind and bring the M3 Wagon to America.