BMW announced yesterday that the new compact all-electric SUV BMW iX1 has officially rolled off the production line at its Regensburg plant in Germany, where the iX1’s high-voltage battery is also in production.
According to the introduction, the plant can realize a series of electric vehicle production actions from the high-voltage battery to complete vehicle assembly, which means that all BMW factories in Germany, can produce and manufacture electric vehicles, while traditional fuel car production will be transferred to BMW’s factories in the UK and Austria.
To achieve its ambitious electrification goals, Milan, the BMW board member responsible for production, said that by 2024, one-third of the models produced at BMW’s German plants will be electrified, including the BMW iX1, an all-electric product in the compact SUV segment.
In addition, the BMW plant has introduced a new digital production process that, in addition to digital mapping that effectively plans the future plant structure and production facilities, also incorporates AI to assist the paint shop in ensuring perfect paint quality and aids employees in quality checks.
The BMW iX1 was released in June this year, and the new car is equipped with two electric motors with 313 horsepower and 364 lb-ft (494 Nm) of torque, with a wind resistance coefficient of 0.26Cd and a zero-hundred acceleration of 5.7 seconds for the xDrive30 dual-motor version.
Inside, the new car is equipped with a 10.25-inch full LCD instrument cluster and a 10.7-inch center multimedia display connected to a dual-screen design, equipped with BMW’s latest iDrive 8 car system.
In addition, this model is equipped with a set of 64.7kWh capacity battery, maximum charging power of 130kW, can be charged from 10% to 80% in half an hour; WLTP range of 257 to 272 miles (about 413 to 438 km), pure electric version is expected to be priced at more than £ 50,000 (about 419,000 yuan).