BMW Group invests 400 million euros in Plant Dingolfing for the iNext
The BMW Group is investing around 400 million euros in its Dingolfing vehicle plant for production of the BMW iNext. In doing this, it is preparing for the manufacture of pure battery-electric and highly automated BMW cars at its largest European production location.
With the launch of the BMW iNext in 2021, Plant Dingolfing will be capable of producing the right mix of fully-electric vehicles, Plug-in hybrids and models with combustion engines to suit demand on a single assembly line. «Thanks to our flexible production structures, our plants are ideally equipped to meet the most diverse market needs» explained Milan Nedeljkovic, member of the Board of Management BMW and responsible for Production.
Plug-in hybrids already make up nearly 10 percent of Dingolfing production. The BMW iNext will become the plant’s first pure battery-electric vehicle from 2021.
With the current investments and construction work, Plant Dingolfing is not just gearing up for the transition to e-mobility, it is also preparing for standard production of highly-automated vehicles.
Furthermore, as the BMW Group's global competence centre for electric drive train production, the plant is currently being massively expanded and further developed. Preparations are in full swing in practically all areas.
In August, production was interrupted for four weeks to allow the vehicle plant to forge ahead with various construction and remodelling activities and prepare the location for new models like the BMW iNext. That will be efficiently and flexibly produced on a single line with BMW 5 Series, 7 Series and 8 Series models in one of Dingolfing’s two assembly halls.
Up to 2,000 employees are expected to work at the location in electric component production.