BMW Group‘s Munich plant is gearing up to transition to the exclusive production of all-electric models by the end of 2027.
The iconic parent plant will start this transformation in 2026 with the production of the Neue Klasse sedan.
Milan Nedeljković, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production, states, “The Munich plant is an excellent example of our adaptability.”
“We are investing 650 million euros here and will produce exclusively all-electric vehicles in our parent plant from the end of 2027,” he adds.
The Munich plant, serving as the first location in BMW Group’s existing production network to complete the shift to e-mobility, will be a pioneer in the automotive industry’s move towards sustainable practices.
Peter Weber, Director BMW Group Plant Munich, expresses enthusiasm, saying, “Munich is the beating heart of BMW. We are delighted to be guiding the Munich plant into a fully-electric future – starting with the Neue Klasse sedan.”
The transition of BMW towards electromobility
Starting with the manufacturing of plug-in hybrid models in 2015, the plant later introduced the production of the BMW i4, the first all-electric vehicle, on the same production line as combustion vehicles in 2021.
Presently, every second vehicle produced at the plant features an all-electric drive system.
Production of the Neue Klasse at the Munich plant will initially run parallel to current models from 2026.
By the end of 2027, the Munich plant will exclusively produce all-electric vehicles, marking the end of the era of vehicles with combustion engines in the city after 75 years.
The investment by BMW for long-term security
The extensive transformation of BMW Group Plant Munich involves a 650 million euros investment, including the construction of four new buildings.
This investment not only secures a long-term future for the Munich site but also contributes significantly to Bavaria as an industrial location.
To accommodate the arrival of the Neue Klasse, the plant has undergone extensive modifications, including the relocation of traditional engine manufacturing to other locations in Great Britain and Austria.
The transformation is happening concurrently with ongoing production, with around 1,000 cars rolling off the assembly line daily.
Digitalisation Through BMW iFACTORY
The transformation aligns with the principles of BMW iFACTORY, emphasizing flexibility, excellent processes, and integrability across all BMW Group sites.
This approach, rooted in digitalisation, data science, artificial intelligence (AI), and virtualisation, optimises processes and supports employees in their work.
BMW Group Plant Munich’s comprehensive reorientation represents a pivotal moment in the company’s history, mirroring its ability to adapt to industry trends while maintaining high production standards.