The first series-produced fully electric BMW i4 has has rolled off the production lines at BMW Group Plant Munich. The company says at least half of all cars from Munich plant will be electrified by 2023.
The company’s home plant now manufactures all drive variants on a single assembly line.
The integration of the BMW i4 into existing production structures at Plant Munich came at an investment of €200 million.
The plant now manufactures a range of products, comprising not only the BMW i4 but also the combustion-powered and hybrid BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring, the BMW M3 and the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.
BMW has also announced another goal to coincide with the production launch of the BMW i4.
Over the next few years, local emissions from transport logistics at Plant Munich will gradually fall to zero. This will be achieved mainly by making greater use of rail transport and battery-electric trucks.
Milan Nedeljković, BMW AG Board Member for Production, says: “For the plant and team, the launch of the BMW i4 is a milestone on the road to electric mobility, By 2023 more than half of all vehicles from our Munich facility will have an electrified drive. The majority will be fully electric. So Munich goes fully electric.”
Peter Weber, Director of BMW Group Plant Munich, adds: “We are well aware that, owing to the city location of our production facility, we have a special responsibility. Our project to reduce CO2 emissions at our home plant will have a major impact that’s positive both for the environment and for our immediate neighbourhood.”