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BMW Megacity Vehicle is creating 600 jobs in Germany

News | June 16th, 2010 by 4
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According to german magazine Auto Bild, the upcoming BMW Megacity Vehicle will create around 600 new jobs in Germany. Part of the Project i program, …

According to german magazine Auto Bild, the upcoming BMW Megacity Vehicle will create around 600 new jobs in Germany. Part of the Project i program, the MCV, short for Megacity Vehicle, will be launched in 2013.

The carbon fiber components are prefabricated at the new U.S. plant in Moses Lake, WA, used exclusively for the Megacity Vehicle, but the treatment will be completed in Wackersdorf, Bavaria. The cars will be assembled in Leipzig.

At the Leipzig plant, BMW will develop a competence center for small vehicles and electric cars. For the Megacity vehicle production, additional production lines are needed. The Leipzig plant was designed from the start to good expandability, therefore there is enough real estate space to integrate new projects.

BMW Megacity Vehicle is creating 600 jobs in Germany

The skills and knowledge acquired during the production of carbon vehicles could provide additional revenue at a later date, because BMW plans to sell the carbon fiber one day to other manufacturers. According to BMW, the fiber “will be the world’s most cost efficient carbon fiber plant using state-of-the-art technologies” and will “play a revolutionary role in lightweight automotive construction”.

The batteries for electric vehicles are currently under development in Munich, but the production will move to the location where the vehicles are engineered. This would mean additional jobs in Leipzig where BMW already is the largest area’s employer.

[Source: Auto Bild via BimmerToday]

  • viper

    no one will buy this kind of car. if you want this kind of car you will go with corsa or golf or something with more experience with smaller fwd cars. bmw knows shit about fwd and small cars…and this will be quite expensive little shitty car from bmw.

    • Doug

      not even the hordes of people who buy this kind of car currently? There is a huge market for this kind of car, I just don’t think it should be part of the BMW brand and lineup.

  • EMPOWER

    bmw dont know shit about small fwd cars. Hello bmw make the mini the best small fwd car there is lol. viper you dont know shit.
    And bmw is making this kind of car because they are an engineering company, which is looking to the furture by grtting in there first. they want to stay at the forefront of car technology.

  • Mansoor 275

    i like BMW cars …………..!
    i want become an engineer of BMW company…………..!
    my email is mansoor.275@gmail:disqus .com
    i m studiying final year of Mechanical engineering…………..!

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