BMW Plant Regensburg is the place the 1 Sequence, X1, and X2 name house, however the household is sure to develop within the latter half of the last decade. The German luxurious model intends to spend €200 million (about $218M) by the tip of the 12 months to arrange the manufacturing unit to supply a future mannequin. Its identification will not be being disclosed for now, however we do know will probably be underpinned by the Neue Klasse platform.

The manufacturing unit already has the experience to make zero-emission fashions for the reason that iX1 and iX2 are rolling off the meeting line there. The 2 crossovers share the UKL2 platform with the X1 and X2 powered by combustion engines. This new mysterious mannequin might be developed from the bottom up strictly as an EV. It’s unlikely to reach earlier than 2027 contemplating the iX3 is due in 2025 on the Debrecen plant in Hungary and the i3 in 2026 from the Munich manufacturing unit.

BMW additionally plans to make Neue Klasse automobiles in Mexico and China. The EV onslaught will embrace not less than six automobiles on the Spartanburg manufacturing unit till 2030 but it surely’s not recognized what number of will use NK {hardware}. Likelihood is all of the fashions that might be inbuilt South Carolina are going to be SUVs – as is the case these days with the X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and XM.

Unusually, BMW’s press launch issued right this moment doesn’t spotlight this announcement because it places the highlight on manufacturing numbers. Plant Regensburg made 238,301 automobiles in 2023 and intends to construct much more this 12 months. It employed greater than 500 employees final 12 months and can add an additional 600 staff in 2024 to allow larger manufacturing capability. The purpose is to make effectively over 300,000 items yearly after including an evening shift final November.

Thus far, Plant Regensburg has assembled greater than eight million automobiles and it produces about 1,300 1 Sequence, X1/iX1, and X2/iX2 automobiles every day. Which Neue Klasse EV might be added to this listing? Maybe the rumored i1 scheduled to reach in 2028 to function the corporate’s entry-level electrical automobile. Nevertheless, that is merely a hypothesis on our half. Different NK-based automobiles possible coming earlier than 2030 are believed to be an i3 Touring and an iX4.

Supply: BMW