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MINI Plant Oxford goes Electric: £600m investment for all-electric MINI production in the UK

11.09.2023Press Release

• Investment will transform Oxford plant to all-electric production from 2030 • UK Production of two new electrified models – MINI Cooper and MINI Aceman - to start in 2026 • UK government supports investment, securing jobs at Oxford and Swindon plants • Brings BMW Group investment at Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall to £3 billion since 2000 • In 2022 more than 50 per cent of all fully-electric vehicles manufactured in the UK came from Oxford Plant

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All-new BMW iDrive coming to the Neue Klasse.

02.09.2023Press Release

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+++ The new display and operating system will be available in the Neue Klasse from 2025 +++ BMW Panoramic Vision enhancing BMW driver orientation +++ User experience for all passengers +++

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Distinctive sounds for the new, all-electric MINI family.

27.07.2023Press Release

Sound staging becomes a fundamental component of the purely electric driving experience. Diverse sound worlds enrich the immersive experience and come to the new MINI Cooper Electric for the first time.

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New MINI family takes digital quantum leap with cutting-edge technology stack, round OLED display and MINI Operating System 9.

27.07.2023Press Release

+++ Premiere in the automotive industry: MINI Interaction Unit is the first round OLED display with a refreshing user interface design +++ MINI Experience Modes use special designs, light projections and sound to create unique moments +++ Introduction of the MINI Intelligent Personal Assistant +++

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Celebrating 50 years: BMW Group announces electrification of Plant Rosslyn, South Africa

29.06.2023Press Release

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+++ South African plant as a blueprint for social, environmental and economic sustainability +++ BMW Group invests 4.2 bn rand (over 200 million euros) in electrification of Plant Rosslyn +++ Nedeljković: “From 2024 the next-generation BMW X3 will be made in South Africa as a plug-in hybrid for global export.” +++ 1.5 million euros to be donated to UNICEF to support young people in South Africa +++

 

Ready for the Electric Future: Groundbreaking on New BMW Group High Voltage Battery Assembly Factory in South Carolina, USA

27.06.2023Press Release

+++ New BMW Group Plant Woodruff will produce high-voltage batteries for fully electric BMW X models at Plant Spartanburg. +++ Investments of $ 700 million in the construction of the new Plant Woodruff and $ 1 billion in Plant Spartanburg in preparation for electric vehicle production +++ Local for Local: short distances between cell supplier, battery assembly and vehicle production plant +++

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BMW Group and Meta’s Reality Labs present joint research for interlinking extended reality devices with the digital vehicle ecosystem.

17.05.2023Press Release

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+++ Pioneering research for potential industry standardization +++ Extended reality (XR) consumer devices could become increasingly important for customers in the future +++ Research prototype overcomes key technical challenges +++

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Fully optimised for sustainability

27.02.2023Press Release

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+++ BMW Group Plant Landshut light metal foundry recertified by Aluminium Stewardship Initiative (ASI) +++ Solar aluminium meets more than a third of light metal foundry’s annual requirements +++ Almost two thirds of aluminium used comes from recycling loop

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BMW Group commences production of small-series hydrogen-powered model.

02.12.2022Press Release

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+++ Manufacture of small-series BMW iX5 Hydrogen at the Research and Innovation Centre’s pilot plant in Munich +++ Test fleet will go into service worldwide from spring 2023 +++

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Free over-the-air upgrades for 3.8 million vehicles: ten highlights.

11.10.2022Press Release

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+++ Extensive improvements to “charging route” function +++ New skills for BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant +++ Integration of Amazon Alexa now possible with BMW Operating System 8 +++ New My Modes for the iX and 2 Series Active Tourer +++

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More performance, CO2-reduced production, significantly lower costs: BMW Group to use innovative round BMW battery cells in NEUE KLASSE from 2025

09.09.2022Press Release

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+++ Newly-developed BMW round cells optimised for NEUE KLASSE architecture +++ Costs for whole high-voltage battery up to 50% lower than for current generation +++ CO2-reduced production – through green power and secondary material +++ Development head Weber: “Huge leap in technology for energy density, charging speed and range” +++ Purchasing head Post: “We will be building battery cell factories with our partners, each with an annual capacity of up to 20 ...

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BMW Group commences in-house production of fuel cells for BMW iX5 Hydrogen in Munich.

01.09.2022Press Release

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+++ Hydrogen is an additional option for electric drive systems +++ Fuel cells are manufactured in the company’s competence centre for hydrogen +++ BMW Group leads the way in hydrogen technology in the premium electric vehicle segment +++

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