BMW has stopped combustion engine production in Germany to make way for a new EV plant in Munich.

MotorAuthority.com said the automaker was spending EUR400m on the new vehicle plant and, to make way for the facility expected to build some of the upcoming Neue Klasse EVs, an existing plant where the automaker built 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-cylinder engines over the past 60 years will be removed.

The plant is the sole location for BMW engine production in Germany and built its last engine, a V8, earlier this month.

Motor Authority said BMW was continuing to build engines at plants in Austria and the United Kingdom (Hams Hall).

It had been relocating equipment and tooling for engine production out of Germany since 2020, the report added.

BMW already builds electric powertrains and battery packs in Dingolfing, Germany, and is continuing to expand capacity at the site.

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Plants in Leipzig and Regensburg have also been upgraded to handle production of EV components in recent years and the engine plant in Austria has also been prepared for production of EV components, Motor Authority noted.