More than half a year ago, BMW’s newest electric flagship, the i7, appeared in factory spy photos with camouflage paint, while it was undergoing its final tests in Lapland.

On Friday, the model reached another milestone: the first pieces rolled off the production line at the BMW Group’s factory in Dingolfing. The Bavarian brand therefore announced the start of series production together with the arrival of the new BMW 7 Series. As we wrote earlier, the energy consumption of the 544-horsepower luxury limousine can be put at 18.4-19.6 kWh per 100 kilometers based on the WLTP standard, and it can last 591-625 kilometers on a single charge.

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After a huge investment, the new BMW is already being produced

In any case, prior to this, BMW prepared the Dingolfing plant, which has been the home of the 7 Series since 1977, with an investment of more than 300 million euros, or HUF 120 billion. At the facility in Lower Bavaria, automated driving is being introduced – for the time being on an experimental basis – which further optimizes the assembly stage of the models.

In addition to the technological innovations introduced by iX, which is considered one of the most successful models of the plant there, the new model also inherited its process modules. In practice, this covers, among other things, the interconnection of on-board systems, as well as the application of more modern solutions in the production and assembly processes. For example, the redesigned installation phase of the main elements of the drivetrain technology, the test processes of the driving support systems and the new final phase, which is much more efficient from the first start to the final roll-off.

After a huge investment, the new BMW is already being produced on the 22nd

According to the German brand’s announcement on Friday, customers will also receive the first copies of the i7 xDrive60 this fall, as soon as the parts necessary for live demonstrations and test drives have been delivered. Based on its objective, by the end of 2022, every fourth new BMW will be plug-in hybrid or fully electric.