This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the BMW Group’s main plant in Munich, where Bayerische Motoren Werke first opened its doors in the Milbertshofen neighborhood in 1922. However, it wasn’t until 1952 that it began producing automobiles, since employees had previously been producing aviation engines and motorbikes. In 2022, numerous various models are manufactured at a pace of around 900 automobiles per day, with the i4 gaining popularity.
Indeed, the completely electric 4 Series Gran Coupe now accounts for a quarter of total volume, and its manufacturing share will increase to 50% by 2023. BMW has calculated that more than 100,000 i4s will be built at the Munich factory next year. As a result, the home plant will have already met the company’s 2030 target of increasing the percentage of electric cars to 50%.
The German luxury brand is pleased to say that demand for the i4 is “enormous,” so much so that it has decided to increase manufacturing even more. According to current plans, one out of every two cars manufactured in Munich next year will be an EV.
Aside from the i4, BMW also offers the 3 Series Sedan, Touring, and M3, as well as the 4 Series Gran Coupe. The location where the old paint shop used to be is being converted for a new body construction facility, thus there will be significant changes at the Munich factory. To preparation for the Neue Klasse vehicles, a new assembly will be created at the present engine-building plant in 2023.
The planned carbon-neutral factory in Debrecen, Hungary, will be the first BMW facility to construct a NE-based electric vehicle that will compete in the 3 Series class beginning in 2025. Munich, which employs roughly 7,000 people, will follow a year later with an unnamed zero-emissions model. Making NE automobiles in Munich makes historical sense given that the original Neue Klasse range was manufactured there between the early 1960s and the late 1970s.
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