November 2023 marked a turning point for BMW's headquarters in Munich: the plant, which had been producing gasoline and diesel engines for 60 years, ceased production of internal combustion engines. The last engine assembled was the V8. Now the company will start producing electric vehicles.
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Despite the fact that BMW has stopped producing internal combustion engines in Germany, the company will continue to assemble gasoline and diesel engines in Steyr (Austria) and Hams Hall (UK).
The company that produced internal combustion engines employed about 1,200 workers. They were retrained and assigned to other areas. The assembly shop itself will now be used for the production of electric vehicles; BMW will invest 400 million euros in the refurbishment of the site.