WE SIT DOWN WITH THE PRESIDENT OF BMW’S M DIVISION AND TALK POWER, PLANS AND PURITY. AND SUBMARINES
MARKUS FLASCH ought to look happier. The boss of BMW M has just given a presentation highlighting how, within the space of five years, BMWs with M badges have seen sales rise by 207 percent. He’s just outlined a nine-model product offensive through to 2021, and we’re in the pit lane at a sunny Kyalami race track in South Africa with almost every car to ever wear an M badge available to us. And yet the brow is furrowed and he’s prickly, almost combative.