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Start of prolongation for new BMW 7 Series Sedan

Dingolfing. Production of a new BMW 7 Series Sedan
got underway during BMW Group Plant Dingolfing only a few days ago.
Roughly three-and-a-half years after a sixth era was
launched, a BMW brand’s tip indication has been entirely revised and
given larger presence.

“The BMW 7 Series has tangible a temperament during this site for over 40
years. We are unapproachable that BMW’s tip model, a new BMW 7 Series Sedan,
will also be built here in Dingolfing. Our idea as a brand’s primary
plant for a oppulance category is to safeguard that each automobile our
gifted and efficient group puts on a roads guarantees excellent
quality,” says Ilka Horstmeier, Director of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing.

The supposed “digital launch” presented a sole plea for
a prolongation start: It means prolongation of a new automobile is ramped
adult to a full daily volume from one day to a next. To safeguard high
peculiarity standards are over from a really initial vehicle, complex
components underwent practical contrast for fit correctness before to the
start of production.

Since prolongation of a initial 7 Series began in 1977, some-more than 1.9
million BMW 7 Series cars have been built in Dingolfing. From a very
beginning, a tellurian marketplace was essential to a success of a luxury
sedan. The BMW 7 Series is simply a number-one trade from a plant
in Lower Bavaria. Last year, over 90 percent of all units produced
were exported abroad. The Chinese marketplace plays an generally important
purpose for a model: In 2018, 44 percent of tellurian sales were delivered
to business in China.


New extraneous pattern accents

The redesigned front and back ends give a new BMW 7 Series a
singly fluent appearance. At a front, a lengthened kidney
grille contrasts really effectively with a slim headlights. As a
result, a BMW 7 Series is clearly recognizable as partial of a new
BMW oppulance shred and fits in with a pattern denunciation of a BMW 8
Series and a BMW X7.

The rear-end pattern also brings uninformed accents: The flatter
three-dimensional back lights rest totally on LED technology.
Beneath a chrome bar between a dual back lights, there is now a
slim six-millimetre light strip, that creates a discreetly
bright accent when daytime using lights are switched on and
produces a particular night pattern in a dark. There are also
special back lighting effects when a automobile is sealed and unlocked.

The BMW 7 Series will continue to be accessible in dual physique variants,
including a Long Wheelbase chronicle with a 14-cm-longer wheelbase.
80 percent of business opt for this version, that offers even more
space in a rear.

The interior of a new BMW 7 Series Sedan is now also accessible with
extended quilting around a centre console and in a armrests
integrated in a doorway trim. New fine-wood interior trim is also
available. Improved acoustic helmet in a back circle arches
reduces a turn of tire sound conspicuous in a interior. To further
raise acoustic comfort, a side windows now also come with
increasing element thickness.


Six-cylinder plug-in hybrid debuts in a new BMW 7 Series

For a initial time in a BMW Group vehicle, a plug-in hybrid will be
accessible with a six-cylinder engine. In a BMW 745e / 745Le
(combined fuel consumption: 2.3 – 2.1 l/100 km / 2.3 – 2.2 l/100 km;
sum energy consumption: 15.6 – 15.1 kWh/100 km /
15.7 – 15.6 kWh/100 km; sum CO2 emissions from fuel:
2 – 48 g/km* / 53 – 50 g/km*), a 286 horsepower six-cylinder inline
engine is sum with a 113 horsepower electric engine, for a total
complement outlay of 394 horsepower. The new BMW 7 Series is a initial BMW
Group automobile with a fourth-generation battery. The latest
battery-cell record gives a oppulance sedan an all-electric driving
operation of adult to 58 kilometres*, ensures internal emission-free pushing and
is probably silent. The battery commissioned in a BMW 745e / 745Le is
made in Dingolfing, only a few kilometres away, during the
Competence Centre for e-drive Production (component plant 02.20).

From there, Dingolfing already reserve BMW Group automobile plants
worldwide with batteries and electric engines for prolongation of
electrified vehicles.


Digitalisation supports BMW 7 Series prolongation routine

The prolongation routine for Dingolfing’s tip indication is upheld by a
operation of innovative solutions. For public of less-ordered special
equipment, like a back centre console, a moving alarm of a
smartwatch alerts employees on a analogous territory of a line
that an “exotic” is entrance adult and gives them instructions for
additional work steps.

Data eyeglasses are also used in training new staff. When training new
work steps, practical assistance is projected into a employee’s field
of vision. This enables rapid, tolerable training in pre-assembly of
formidable components like a back light. This augmented-reality
focus is used during public training centres and constantly
polished in flexible operative methods in tighten team-work between
prolongation formulation and IT.

Digitalisation is also creation serve inroads in provision assembly
lines with components. The latest era of unconstrained tugger
trains is now being piloted on longer routes between the
room and public hall. The capabilities of driverless tugger
trains go over automation of progressing solutions. New and smarter
logistics helpers will capacitate energetic track superintendence according to
smoothness priority, with active barrier avoidance.


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:

Bernd Eckstein, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Head of Communications

Telephone: 49 8731 76 22020, E-Mail: [email protected]


Benedikt Fischer, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing, Communications

Telephone: +49 8731 76 25449, E-Mail: [email protected]


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The BMW Group Plant Dingolfing

Plant Dingolfing is one of a BMW Group’s 30 tellurian production
sites. At Plant 02.40, about 1,500 cars of a BMW 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Series hurl off a public lines each day. In total, a plant
made scarcely 330,000 cars in 2017. At present, a sum of
approx. 18,000 people and 800 apprentices work during a BMW Group’s site
in Dingolfing.

In further to a automotive core production, BMW Group Plant
Dingolfing is also home to prolongation comforts for vehicle
components such as pulpy parts, seats as good as framework and drive
components. Due to a plant’s aluminium imagination in vehicle
construction and longstanding knowledge in producing alternative
drives, BMW Group Plant Dingolfing similarly provides crucial
components for a BMW i models – such as high-voltage battery,
e-transmission and a expostulate structure – to a prolongation site in
Leipzig. In addition, Dingolfing produces both high voltage batteries
and electric engines for a BMW Group’s plug-in hybrid models.

The automobile bodies for all Rolls-Royce models are also made at
a site. The Dynamics Centre, a vast storage and transshipment
facility, provides a tellurian BMW and MINI dealership organization
with strange tools and equipment.


The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 30 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 14 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2018, a BMW Group sole over 2,490,000 newcomer vehicles and
some-more than 165,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in the
financial year 2017 was € 10.655 billion on revenues amounting to
€ 98.678 billion. As of 31 Dec 2017, a BMW Group had a
workforce of 129,932 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association has therefore established
ecological and amicable sustainability via a value chain,
extensive product shortcoming and a transparent joining to
conserving resources as an constituent partial of a strategy.