BMW Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina could also be known as the “residence of the X fashions,” however not all the firm’s crossovers are constructed there. Take for instance the entry-level X1, which is assembled at BMW Plant Regensburg situated in japanese Bavaria. The German manufacturing unit is comfortable to announce the one-millionth X1 has simply rolled off the meeting line. The milestone car is a totally electrical iX1 xDrive30 completed in Alpine White.
The iX1 was really the primary EV to be made in Regensburg when manufacturing of the third-generation X1 (U11) kicked off again in November 2022. On the finish of this 12 months, the brand new X2 (U10) will hit the meeting line along with the first-ever iX2. On the similar manufacturing unit, BMW additionally places collectively the 1 Sequence hatchback, which is predicted to transition to the subsequent era (F70) in some unspecified time in the future in 2024.
As many as 1,000 automobiles are produced every day. The plant will have a good time its 40th anniversary in 2027. In the meantime, BMW will probably be investing greater than €350 million by 12 months’s finish on the Regensburg manufacturing unit the place roughly 500 new jobs will probably be created. From November, the plant will swap to a three-shift operation by including an evening shift. It’s already making automobiles on some Saturdays to maintain up with sturdy demand.
The X1 portfolio is rising considering that the M35i was simply revealed as the primary M Efficiency variant of the crossover. As well as, the iX1 is predicted to obtain a less expensive eDrive20 model with a single motor and two-wheel drive. Chances are high BMW is planning an equal iX2 however nothing is official but.
Keep in mind the X1 will not be completely in-built Regensburg as a long-wheelbase by-product in each ICE and EV flavors is assembled in China for the native market. It debuted in April at Auto Shanghai as one of many a number of stretched BMWs bought within the nation. The three Sequence and 5 Sequence sedans have additionally been elongated in China the place the posh model sells an X5 Li as properly.