New BMW 5 Series starts production at Dingolfing plant

MUNICH: BMW'S Dingolfing plant marked the official start of production for the latest BMW 5 Series Touring, featuring not only traditional petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid options but also a fully electric variant, making it a pioneering model in its segment.

The i5 Touring becomes the fourth all-electric model to enter series production at Dingolfing within three years.

Scheduled for showroom debuts and customer deliveries by the end of May, the sixth-generation Touring model has already opened for orders.

Since its inception in 1991, the plant has been the exclusive producer of the 5 Series Touring, with over 1.2 million units rolling off its production lines over the years.


The new Touring model, like its predecessors, is manufactured flexibly alongside other BMW models such as the 5 Series sedan and the 4 Series and 6 Series, all on a single production line.

The plant has invested €80 million (RM410mil) in preparations for the new 5 Series Touring.

With 5 Series vehicles contributing a significant portion to Dingolfing's output, the introduction of the Touring variant is expected to further elevate production volumes, potentially reaching close to 50% of total output in 2024.

The Dingolfing plant is BMW's largest European production facility. It produces a wide range of vehicles, including the 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, and the newly introduced iX.

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