BMW gets ready to build its iNext EV

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BMW is getting ready to build 100 prototypes of its iNext electric vehicle as the premium car maker develops and tests production processes for the important new model.

The iNext, which will go into series production in 2021, is a key model for BMW because it underscores the company’s commitment to electrification. The iNext will be powered by a fifth-generation electric drive unit and will have onboard systems for highly automated – level 3 - driving. It also will have a range in excess of 600 kilometers.

The iNext will be built on the same assembly line as combustion-engine powered BMW models and plug-in hybrids.

But before production can start, BMW has built a pilot plant for the car at its Research & Innovation Center (FIZ) in Munich.

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