BMW TwinPower Turbo

A bunch of trademark registration filings by BMW has given us a glimpse of what could be coming up in the future. Here’s a full list:

M 50 d
Urbanic
Gran Coupe
Compactive
Compactive Tourer
i1
i2
i3
i4
i5
i6
i7
i8
i9
E1
E2
E3
E4
E5
E6
E7
E8
E9

The names with i probably versions of a new range of ‘isetta’ project i compact cars to compete in the premium city car category. The names with E could be either electric versions of the Project i cars or perhaps electric versions of existing models with “eDrive” (as opposed to sDrive or xDrive) powertrains. An E1 could be a 1-Series powered by eDrive, for example. This is all just speculative of course. Compactive is probably a portmanteau of Compact and Active, but it doesn’t sound very nice.

M 50 d sounds very interesting – are we looking at the BMW M division’s first turbodiesel car? They’ve already gone ahead and broken many other M ‘taboos’ already, and I did actually hear a source admit there’s a M diesel in the making sometime last year.