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BMW Group Plant Dingolfing ramps adult for new BMW 5 Series

Board of Management Member for Production Oliver Zipse:
“Dingolfing stays a cunning centre for upper-class BMW series”

Several hundred million euros in investment


Dingolfing. The seventh era of a BMW 5
Series will also be built during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing in Lower
Bavaria. Production of a new BMW 5 Series Sedan will ramp adult before
a finish of a year, prepared for marketplace launch in early 2017. In
credentials for a new model, there has been endless refurbishment
and construction in all technologies during a Dingolfing plant in recent
months. Several hundred million euros have been invested in measures
including a new physique emporium to a west of a plant and restructuring
of drivetrain section designation during a car public facility.

“Dingolfing will sojourn a cunning centre for prolongation of
upper-class BMW series,” according to Oliver Zipse, member of the
Board of Management of BMW AG, obliged for Production. In addition
to prolongation all BMW 7 Series and BMW 6 Series models, a site
will continue to furnish all variants of a new BMW 5 Series and also
offer as a lead plant for a BMW 5 Series’ general production
network. For a initial time, additional units of a new BMW 5 Series
Sedan will also be built by Austrian agreement manufacturer Magna Steyr
AG Co KG during their plant in Graz.

“The high turn of coherence within a tellurian prolongation network
and arguable team-work with a partner, Magna Steyr, will capacitate us
to respond quickly to a clever patron direct we expect for the
world’s many successful business limousine,” adds Zipse.

The BMW 5 Series has been a marketplace personality in a premium
upper-class shred for many years, with some-more than 347,000 units sold
in 2015.

Integration of new BMW 3 Series and 4 Series models means that
prolongation volumes during a BMW Group plant in Dingolfing have risen
significantly. As a result, a site now produces around 350,000
vehicles per year. “The preference to build 3 Series and 4 Series
variants here proves that we are rival and creates us less
contingent on a lifecycle of a vast indication series,” explains
Dingolfing Plant Manager Josef Kerscher. However, as a effect of
this successful growth, a plant can no longer accommodate the
approaching volumes alone. Nevertheless, a bulk of a BMW 5 Series
models will still be constructed in Dingolfing.

“We are gay to have a highly-professional partner like Magna
Steyr furnish this successful indication for us. They will certainly
advantage from a years of knowledge building a BMW 5 Series: Our
staff here in Dingolfing will work really closely with a plant in
Graz,” adds Kerscher.

The BMW 5 Series Sedan is a second BMW indication to be constructed by the
Austrian agreement manufacturer; a initial was a BMW X3, that was
made by Magna Steyr between 2003 and 2010. Magna Steyr
now also builds a MINI Countryman and a MINI Paceman for the
BMW Group.

Production of a new BMW 5 Series Sedan will get underway during a end
of a year during a categorical plant in Dingolfing and during Magna Steyr in Graz
in early 2017.