BMW X2 and iX2 Begin Production in Regensburg

At the BMW plant in Regensburg, production has commenced for the first iX2 and the second generation of BMW X2. This pioneering SUV coupe, including its electric variant, is exclusively manufactured in Regensburg for export. Initial manufacturing floor images reveal a BMW X2 xDrive20d, with a brief glimpse of the iX2.

To cope with the arrival of small SUVs and meet global demand, BMW implemented a night shift last fall, boosting daily output from 1,000 to 13,000 units. This move aimed to curb extended wait times. In 2023, BMW’s Regensburg facility produced 238,301 vehicles, constituting over 10% of the company’s total sales. With the introduction of the new BMW X2 in multiple markets, 2024 production projections surpass those of the preceding year.

If demand continues to surge, the Regensburg plant could exceed production of 300,000 cars annually. By 2024, it’s projected that electric models like the iX1 and iX2 will contribute approximately one-third of this output. This may elevate the production of non-combustion engine vehicles to over 100,000 units for the first time.

Adjacent to the vehicle facility on Leibnizstraße, high-voltage batteries for Regensburg’s electric cars are manufactured. By the end of 2024, approximately €200 million will have been invested in the Regensburg and Wackersdorf sites. The Wackersdorf location, slated to open this summer, is also expected to advance electromobility.

While the BMW iX2 won’t be available in the US, it’s poised to impact the European EV market significantly. BMW’s electric SUV, the BMW iX1, has already proven highly successful.

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