With 2022 nearly totally within the rearview mirror, the BMW Group is looking forward to an equally busy subsequent 12 months. It has a giant agenda for Latin America the place it plans to introduce 15 automobiles within the subsequent 12 months, with a few of them being MINIs as properly. The automotive conglomerate doesn’t go into particulars concerning the merchandise it intends to launch, however we do know 10 of them will probably be hybrids and purely electrical fashions.
To go together with the announcement, some fascinating statistics are being identified by the BMW Group. For instance, a 3rd of all luxurious automobiles bought in Latin America have the BMW badge. As well as, a fifth of all BMWs and MINIs bought within the area are hybrids and EVs. All through 2022, greater than 7,000 partially and absolutely electrified automobiles have been bought, fueled by sturdy demand for the i4, iX3, and the Cooper SE. The massive iX SUV has additionally been launched domestically.
Latin America represents an necessary manufacturing hub for the BMW Group contemplating it has factories within the area. For instance, the M2 G87 lately rolled off the meeting line on the San Luis Potosí Plant in Mexico the place the common 2 Sequence Coupe and the three Sequence are additionally being put collectively. BMW additionally operates Plant Araquari in Brazil the place the X1, 3 Sequence, X3, and X4 are produced.
As to what lies forward, the 5 Sequence will undoubtedly be an important product launch for BMW subsequent 12 months. The eighth-generation sedan will come together with a purely electrical i5 mannequin in 2023 when the X5 and X6 SUVs will each obtain a Life Cycle Impulse. Different novelties will embody a facelifted 1 Sequence / M135i, the limited-run M3 CS, and a first-ever X1 M35i. The i7 M70 can also be due subsequent 12 months along with an XM Label Pink as the corporate’s strongest manufacturing automobile ever.