Along with the announcement, some interesting statistics have been pointed out by the BMW Group. For example, his third of all luxury cars sold in Latin America bear the BMW badge. Additionally, one-fifth of BMWs and MINIs sold in the region are hybrids and EVs. More than 7,000 partially and fully electric vehicles will be sold by 2022, boosted by strong demand for the i4, iX3 and Cooper SE. A large iX SUV was also launched locally.
Latin America is an important manufacturing base for the BMW Group, given the presence of plants in the region. For example, the M2 G87 recently left the assembly line at the San Luis Potosi plant in Mexico, where the regular 2 Series he Coupe and 3 Series are also assembled. BMW also operates the Brazilian plant Araquari, which produces the X1, 3 Series, X3 and X4.
Looking ahead, the 5 Series will undoubtedly be BMW’s most important product launch next year. The eighth-generation sedan will arrive with his i5 model in pure electric in 2023, when both the X5 and X6 SUVs will receive Lifecycle Impulse. Other novelties include a facelifted 1 Series / M135i, a limited production M3 CS and the first X1 M35i. The i7 M70 is the company’s most powerful production car to date, due next year with the XM Label Red.