BMW 7 Series, production starts in Dingolfing. Also of the electric i7

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BMW has started production of the new 7 Series and i7 all & # 39; interior of the Dingolfing factory . To adapt the plant to the production of the new sedan that will be; offered not only with internal combustion engines but also with Plug-in and 100% electric powertrains, the German carmaker has invested 300 million euros.

This investment is allowing the brand to transform its Dingolfing factory into a & quot; BMW iFACTORY & quot ;. For the first time, the builder will experiment; automated maneuvers within the production environment precisely with the new BMW 7 Series vehicles, thereby optimizing assembly and outbound logistics processes.

By the end of 2022, one in four BMWs to roll out of Dingolfing is expected to be; equipped with an electric motor. The new 7 Series is assembled on the same line as the BMW 5 Series, 8 Series and the all-electric BMW iX. There & ograve; allows for greater flexibility; in the construction of cars based on the orders received.

Also the components of the fifth generation eDrive that equips the BMW i7 are produced in Dingolfing, along with the battery and transmission. After the dealerships have received the show vehicles, the new BMW 7 Series/i7 will be; available for customers starting this autumn.

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For the BMW 7 Series, the German brand will propose; a series of units & agrave; equipped with Mild Hybrid or Plug-in technologies. Not all endothermic variants will be offered in Europe. For the old Continent there will be the BMW 740d xDrive, the 750e xDrive and the M760e xDrive .

As for the BMW i7, the electric sedan will be; proposed in the xDrive60 variant with double electric motor capable of delivering a total of 400 kW (544 HP) with 745 Nm of torque. Thanks to the 101.7 kWh battery, the autonomy according to the WLTP cycle reaches up to 625 km.

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