Magna to pro­duce BMW 5-se­ries

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BMW´s new 530e plug-in hy­brid will be pro­duced at Magna’s con­tract man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Graz, Aus­tria. As a con­tract man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ner for 2 pre­mium elec­tri­fied ve­hi­cles – the BMW 530e and the pre­vi­ously awarded Jaguar I-PACE – Magna’s Graz fa­cil­ity is demon­strat­ing its value propo­si­tion to its cus­tomers.

This ve­hi­cle pro­gramme fur­ther demon­strates the trust BMW places in Magna’s ex­per­tise in con­tract man­u­fac­tur­ing and elec­tri­fied prod­ucts. Pro­duc­tion of the new BMW 5- Se­ries marks the suc­cess­ful con­tin­u­a­tion of the strate­gic part­ner­ship be­tween the BMW Group and Magna that started over 15 years ago. The first BMW pro­duced in Graz, an X3 SUV, rolled off the assem­bly line in Graz in 2003.

“We are ex­cited to be adding an­other elec­tri­fied ve­hi­cle ar­chi­tec­ture to our line-up,” said Guen­ther Ap­fal­ter, Pres­i­dent Magna Steyr. “Ve­hi­cle elec­tri­fi­ca­tion is a grow­ing trend in the in­dus­try and, with our com­plete ve­hi­cle know-how, we are in a great po­si­tion to help our cus­tomers meet the de­mands.” Magna started the split pro­duc­tion on the BMW 5-Se­ries sedan in March of this year and will com­mence pro­duc­tion of the Jaguar I-Pace, their first elec­tric car, from the first quar­ter of 2018.

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