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Like all previous generations of this model since 1973, the new BMW 5 Series will be built at BMW’s Dingolfing plant in Bavaria, which serves as the centre of competence for all the larger BMW model series. The new BMW 5 Series is built using a very flexible production system in two assembly halls. On the one line it is built alongside the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo and the 4 Series and on the other alongside the BMW 6 and 7 Series. In preparation for the seventh generation of the BMW 5 Series, BMW’s internal production and processes in the supply chain were specially reorganised and further improved. On the western side of the plant, a new body shop was built. This facility offers innovative joining and bonding techniques specially adapted to the lightweight construction concept of the new BMW 5 Series. In preparation for the launch of the new model series, changes have also been made on the assembly side. Most prominently, major component pre-assembly operations have been restructured to enable the integration of the plug-in hybrid version.
In addition to production at the Dingolfing plant, a longer version of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan will once again be built at the Shenyang plant in China. And in a new development, the standard-wheelbase car will also roll off the assembly line at MSF in Graz from spring 2017. Dingolfing will act as the lead plant for all BMW 5 Series production.
As early as the development process, great importance was attached to the recyclability and pollutant-free nature of all materials used. That’s why an increased percentage of secondary (i.e. recycled) materials is now used in production of the new BMW 5 Series Sedan. For example, the high-strength aluminium castings consist of 50 per cent secondary aluminium. These measures, in conjunction with the use of renewable energies, have offset the environmental impact of the significant increase in the use of lightweight materials for the new BMW 5 Series Sedan.