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BMW has announced that its Plant Potosi in Mexico is set to become another site from which vehicles based on its Neue Klasse architecture will be built.

05 Feb 2023 | International News : Mexico

The BMW Potosi Plant in Mexico will soon be able to call the BMW Plant Debrecen in Hungary its sister site, as it is now also set to manufacture the next generation of all-electric cars based on the firm's Neue Klasse architecture. BMW states that it will invest more than $1.1billion at it San Luis Potosi plant, as it works towards it goal of having fully electric vehicles comprise 50% of its worldwide sales by 2030.

The models from this Neue Klasse architecture will feature round lithium-ion battery cells, which , paired with the firm's sixth generation of BMW eDrive technology, will offer customers vehicles with batteries that sport a 20% increased energy density, as well as improved charging times. The range of these vehicles is also expected to be improved by as much as 30%.

In order to support the assembly of these vehicles, an additional high-voltage battery assembly centre will also be constructed, right on the grounds of the BMW Potosi Plant. Constructed at a cost of close to $716 million, the assembly centre will comprise an area of 85,000m2 and is set to employ up to 500 additional employees.

BMW Potosi Plant current assembles the BMW 3 Series, 2 Series Coupe, as well as the new BMW M2.

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