Germany 51° 20' N, 12° 22' E
— Evolution and revolution in automobile manufacturing

Leipzig plant profile

Construction: 2005
Vehicle production (2012): 164,282
BMW vehicles: BMW X1, 1 Series five-door, 1 Series
Coupé, 1 Series Convertible, BMW i3
(from late 2013 onwards)
Associates: over 3,000
Plant grounds: 229 ha
New buildings for BMW i production: 4 production halls
Investment in BMW i production: € 400 million
Energy savings from current efficiency projects: 6.4 GWh/year

The BMW Leipzig plant has achieved something no other car plant has attempted before: automotive evolution and revolution under the same roof.
Passion unites us.

The mobility of the future comes from Leipzig. Teams of process and air-
conditioning engineers work together to boost plant efficiency and lower energy
consumption significantly. At the same time, this is where the mobility
and automobile manufacturing of the future are being created. The production
of our revolutionary BMW i models uses 70 per cent less water and 50
per cent less energy per vehicle produced than the average for our already
efficient production network. The electricity required for BMW i production
is generated in a resource-efficient and climate-neutral process by four
specially built wind turbines situated on the plant grounds.

Path-breaking production solutions
developed by specialist project teams throughout the BMW Group’s worldwide production network
Click on the pictures to
meet the team members.
BMW Group
production network
Great ideas are born when the best brains
come together – at the Leipzig plant, and at the
BMW Group’s 28 other production locations
in 14 countries worldwide.

Robert Hache

Paint shop control technology

Olaf Merboth

Control of paint shop heating
and electrical systems

Sylvia Arlt

Paint shop installation planning

Jeannine Sagner

BMW i assembly

Veit Melzer

Building management, Leipzig plant

Hanne Dinkel

Production control and
structural planning

Jürgen Laube

BMW i production project manager

Alexandra Pfeifer

BMW i assembly

Stefan Thalheim

Body shop control technology

Frank Böttger

Energy supply

Stefan Köhn

Energy and object management

Dr. Rainer Angerhöfer

Energy monitoring and management