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BMW relocates X1 production: SUV goes from Leipzig to Regensburg

BMW relocates X1 production
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The magazine a uto motor und sport from corporate circles. The relocation of production to Regensburg also makes sense because the next generation of the X1 shares the front-wheel drive platform with the long wheelbase with the 2-series Gran Tourer. Production of the Gran Tourer is just starting in Regensburg.

Both plants can cope with the relocation. Even after the loss of the X1, Leipzig is still working to capacity because the electric cars and the 2 Series Active Tourer are showing increasing sales figures.

Conversely, the plant in Regensburg can increase its capacity to up to 300,000 vehicles through additional shifts. The last capacity was around 272,000 units. In addition, some of the models built in Regensburg - including the 1, 3 and Z4 - are subject to model cycle-related declines in production.

auto motor und sport - issue 9 - will be on sale from April 16, 2015. The topics: Audi challenges BMW + Exclusive: VW Multivan vs. V-Class + First test BMW 1 Series against Golf and A3 + In the test: City emergency braking technology.

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