The production of the 2021 BMW iX in Dingolfing Plant

Another completely new model is about to enter production following the BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe. BMW’s fully electric SUV flagship, the 2021 BMW iX, kicked off production today at the Dingolfing plant. This is the start of a new era for the Dingolfing facility. They have made a variety of drivetrains, including plug-in hybrids, internal combustion engines, and now pure electric vehicles.

2021 BMW iX

Manufactured alongside other BMW models such as the 5 Series, 7 Series or 8 Series, the Dingolfing plant made room for the 2021 BMW iX. In order for this to happen, BMW gave a 400 million euro investment to rebuild and extend the plant. With the introduction of the iX and i4 later this year, the Bavarian brand plans to quadruple the percentage of electrified vehicles manufactured at the Dingolfing plant by the end of the year. 

According to Milan Nedeljkovi, the launch of the BMW iX is another significant step forward in their electrification strategy. He is a member of BMW AG’s Board of Management responsible for production. Nedeljkovi also added that the launching of the iX would demonstrate their manufacturing network’s successful transition to electromobility and digitalisation. Making logistics a lot easier, the production of the fifth-generation battery and e-drive of the iX will be in Bavaria.  

The manufacturing method is designed to consume the least amount of resources possible. By 2030, BMW wants to cut CO2 emissions per vehicle manufactured by 80 percent. Therefore, the BMW iX’s production uses green electricity. It is generated locally and directly from two hydroelectric power stations on the Isar and Lech rivers. By applying matching offsets and certificates, the entire factory will be net carbon neutral as of this year, like all BMW Group locations.

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