The € 400 million investment in the electromobility sector aims to prepare the German Dingolfing plant for the production of the manufacturer's first electric SUV.
At BMW, investments follow one another. While inaugurating last month its new center of excellence in the field of batteries, the German brand has just announced a new investment to adapt its industrial tools. In all, BMW plans to unblock 400 million euros in its Dingolfing plant to produce the BMW iNext, its first ever 100% electric SUV. Eventually, it will be assembled alongside BMW series 5, 7 and 8, in one of the two assembly halls of the site.
Expected in 2021, the BMW iNext promises to be a direct competitor of the Audi e-tron and Mercedes EQC. Promising up to 600 kilometers of range, it will be launched the same year as the BMW i4, a premium electric sedan designed to compete with the Tesla Model S.