BMW to produce its iNext in Dingolfing from 2021
BMW has decided to produce its iNext EV flagship at the German plant in Dingolfing, starting from 2021.
The car will, among other things, bring on the market the 3rd level of autonomous driving with the possibility of installing upgrades for the future level 4, in collaboration with Intel and Mobileye.
The choice of assembling iNext in Dingolfing (previously hypothesized in Leipzig) is due to the fact that the plant and also the neighboring in Landshut (for engine production) are and will be the main areas of development of electric engines and battery.
Dingolfing will also be the plant (with parallel assembly shifts) of vehicles equipped with conventional engines, hybrids plug-in and electric.
BMW's green offensive by 2021 will come true not only with the iNext but also with the first ever electric MINI (in 2019) and with zero-emission variant of the X3 SAV (in 2020).
Before iNext, the "i" range of the Bavarian carmaker expects the restyling of the i3 (produced in Leipzig) and the debut of the i8 Roadster.