BMW’s oldest manufacturing facility will solely construct electrical vehicles

BMW’s iconic Munich manufacturing plant will manufacture solely electrical vehicles from the tip of 2027.

The model will use the plant to provide its Neue Klasse sedan in 2026, earlier than reworking into the primary plant inside BMW’s community to solely produce electrical vehicles.

“We’re investing € 650 million (AU$1 billion) right here and can produce solely all-electric automobiles in our father or mother plant from the tip of 2027,” stated Milan Nedeljković, member of the board of administration of BMW AG, manufacturing. 

 “Final 12 months alone, six all-electric fashions went into manufacturing. On the identical time, we additionally set a manufacturing document, proving that we’re concurrently in a position to each ship and form the long run in our manufacturing community.”

In line with Peter Weber, director of BMW Group Plant Munich, the manufacturing facility is at the moment accountable for producing round 1000 automobiles per day.

As of at present, it’s present process development at massive websites in preparation for Neue Klasse in 2026 – and past.

The Munich plant has already seen electrified fashions come off its manufacturing line together with the primary plug-in hybrid fashions of the BMW 3 Sequence in 2015. The plant later began all-electric car manufacturing with the i4 in 2021.

At present, the plant manufacture the three Sequence (together with Touring, plug-in hybrids, and M3). The 4 Sequence Gran Coupe and i4 additionally proceed to be manufactured in Munich.

The plant has been producing combustion-powered fashions since 1951 with the launch of the BMW 501. Engines are now not manufactured in Munich, with manufacturing moved to Britain and Austria.

1200 workers from the plant who beforehand labored in engine manufacturing have been educated for various initiatives in Munich or taken up employment at different BMW places in preparation for its electrical car takeover.

Exterior of Munich, BMW will produce Neue Klasse automobiles in its Debrecen, Hungary plant earlier than extending throughout to Shenyang, China, and San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

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