BMW is expected to invest 400 million euros (about 3.1 billion yuan) to renovate its Dingolfing car plant to produce the all-electric BMW iNEXT. BMW announced as early as 2017 that it would start production of iNEXT electric vehicles at its plant in the southern German city of Dingolfen in 2021.
The Dingolfen plant is BMW’s largest production base, the largest production of high-end models, the most flexible production capacity of about 1500 vehicles per day, including BMW 3 Series, BMW 4 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series, BMW 7 Series and BMW 8 Series and other mainstream models can be produced here. In addition to manufacturing functions, the Dingolfen plant is also able to produce key components such as stamping parts, seats, chassis and powertrains required for BMW models. In addition, the Dingolfen plant can also produce batteries, electronic transmissions, motors and other components for the BMW i series and BMW’s plug-in hybrid models.
After the transformation, the Dingolfen plant will achieve the production of all-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid models and traditional internal combustion engine models. iNEXT will be the first pure electric vehicle produced at the plant.