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The future comes as standard – new X2 rolls off assembly line for first time in Regensburg

+++ E-mobility ramp-up at BMW Group Plant Regensburg in full swing +++ Additional production volume means adding night shift, three-shift operation +++ Plant Director Armin Ebner on start of production: “Day of encouragement for the team”

Regensburg – WEBWIRE

It has only been a few weeks since the first photos of the all-new BMW X2 went around the world: Now, it is rolling off the assembly line at BMW Group Plant Regensburg. From now on, different types of drive train will be flexibly manufactured in Regensburg on a single production line – from models with internal combustion engines, to plug-in hybrids, to fully-electric vehicles. Up to 1,000 BMW 1 Series, BMW X1 and BMW X2 models are currently coming off the production line at BMW Group Plant Regensburg every workday – destined for customers worldwide.

“With production of the BMW X2 and its fully-electric variant, the BMW iX2, we continue to set the pace, here in Regensburg, for the ramp-up of electromobility,” confirmed Plant Director Armin Ebner. “That we are now building a second fully-electric model here in Upper Palatinate will boost the site’s production volume.” The plant director underlined everyone is very proud of the new vehicle and the tremendous team effort that went into it: “For our team, today’s start of production is a day of encouragement.” After all, production specialists in Regensburg have done everything possible in the past few months to integrate the new BMW X2 “silently” into ongoing standard production – from the initial prototypes and pre-series, through extensive quality inspections, up to and including comprehensive skills development for the whole manufacturing team.

“Our plant is working at full steam. The additional production volumes mean we are now adding a night shift at the Regensburg location, effective immediately – with three-shift operation going forward,” added Ebner. 
By the end of the year, the BMW Group will invest more than 350 million euros in vehicle production in Regensburg, creating permanent jobs for around 500 new employees at the site.

Lean, green, digital: With BMW iFACTORY, the BMW Group is also setting standards and redefining the future of automotive production at the Regensburg location. For example, BMW Group Plant Regensburg is the automotive industry’s first plant worldwide to use an end-to-end digitalised and automated process for inspection, processing and marking of painted vehicle surfaces in standard production that relies on robots controlled by AI (artificial intelligence). For the plant, this represents another step towards the digital, intelligently connected factory.


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BMW Group Plants Regensburg and Wackersdorf

The BMW Group has viewed itself for decades as the benchmark for production technology and operational excellence in vehicle construction – including at its locations in Regensburg and Wackersdorf. 
The BMW Group vehicle plant in Regensburg has been in operation since 1986 and is one of more than 30 BMW Group production locations worldwide. A total of up to 1,000 vehicles of the BMW 1 Series, BMW X1 and BMW X2 models come off the production line at Plant Regensburg every workday – destined for customers all over the world. Different types of drive trains are flexibly manufactured on a single production line – from vehicles with internal combustion engines to plug-in hybrids, to fully-electric models.

High-voltage batteries for the electric models built in Regensburg are also produced locally, in direct proximity to the vehicle plant. They are assembled at the electric component production facility, which opened in 2021 at the Leibnizstrasse location.
BMW Innovation Park Wackersdorf also belongs to the Regensburg site. The 55-hectare campus built in the 1980s was originally intended as a nuclear reprocessing facility. The BMW Group has located its cockpit production there, as well as its parts supply for overseas plants. In addition to BMW as the largest employer, several other companies are also based at Innovation Park Wackersdorf. A total of around 2,500 employees work there.

The BMW Group core staff at the Regensburg and Wackersdorf locations in eastern Bavaria is made up of around 9,000 employees, including more than 300 apprentices.


BMW iX1 xDrive30:
Power consumption combined (WLTP): 18.1-16.8 kWh/100 km;
CO2 emissions: 0 g/km; NEDC data: – 
BMW X1 xDrive30e:
Fuel consumption combined: 1.0-0.7-litre/100 km; power consumption combined: 16.9 kWh-14.7 kWh/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 23-16 g/km (WLTP); NEDC data: – 

BMW X1 xDrive23i:
Fuel consumption combined: 7.2-6.5 litre/100 km; CO2 emissions combined: 163-146 g/km (WLTP); NEDC data: –  

BMW iX2 xDrive30:
Power consumption combined (WLTP): 17.7-16.3 kWh/100 km, fuel consumption combined (NEDC): –, CO2 emissions: 0 g/km, (NEDC): –, Range: 417-449 km (WLTP).

BMW X2 M35i xDrive:
Fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 8.0-7.7 l/100km, Fuel consumption combined (NEDC): – ,CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 181-174 g/km, CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): –.

BMW X2 sDrive20i:
Fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 6.5-6.0 l/100 km, fuel consumption combined (NEDC): – , CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 148-136 g/km, 
CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): – ,

BMW X2 sDrive18d:
Fuel consumption combined (WLTP): 5.5-5.1 l/100 km  fuel consumption combined (NEDC): – ,CO2 emissions combined (WLTP): 145-133 g/km, 
CO2 emissions combined (NEDC): – ,

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