Next month, the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard launches from the 23rd-26th of June in West Sussex.

First staged in 1993, the Goodwood Festival is the world’s biggest automotive garden party. The festival exhibits over 600 cars and motorcycles spanning the history of motoring. It also features legendary figures from the automotive world! Highlights include Future Lab, F1 paddock, Michelin Supercar Paddock and Electric Avenue.

This year’s Goodwood Festival is set to be the most exciting one yet! Goodwood announced that the Central Feature sculpture will celebrate 50 years of BMW M and showcase some of its most iconic models.

The Goodwood Festival has become known for its bold and innovative Central Features which celebrate the extraordinary achievements of manufacturers. BMW was previously honoured with the 2016 Central Feature to celebrate its centenary. The Central Feature was unveiled in a dramatic firework display accompanied by a cavalcade of BMW’s finest motors.

Festival of Speed, 2016, BMW Central Feature. Credit: Goodwood.

The BMW M’s display of this year is expected to be just as exciting!

New vehicle to be unveiled

Not only will attendees of the Goodwood Festival get to view the 50th anniversary celebration, BMW M is expected to unveil a new model!

CEO Frank van Meel said: “For our 50th anniversary, we couldn’t imagine a better place to celebrate our products with fans of the brand. I am particularly looking forward to unveiling a certain vehicle to the world’s public for the first time – a vehicle we have been waiting a long time for.”

Motor1 have offered some guesses on what this vehicle could be. Suggestions included the new M2, which according to a teaser begins production at the end of 2022. The BMW M3 Touring was also put forward as a possibility, as it is rumoured to debut in June! Read Motor1’s full article here.

More information regarding BMW M’s presence at Goodwood is to be revealed in the following weeks. Otherwise we will have to wait and see!

  • Don’t forget to book your tickets for Goodwood Festival here!
  • Already attending? Use Goodwood’s guide to Plan Your Day at the Festival of Speed.
  • Find out more about BMW M  here.


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