Production of the facelifted BMW 7 Series has officially started at BMW Group Plant Dingolfing around three-and-a-half years after the sixth-generation version of the sedan was launched.

Since production of the first 7 Series began back in 1977, more than 1,9 million units of the Munich-based brand’s flagship luxury sedan have been built at Dingolfing.

“The BMW 7 Series has defined our identity at this site for over 40 years. We are proud that BMW’s top model, the new BMW 7 Series sedan, will also be built here in Dingolfing,” said Ilka Horstmeier, director of BMW Group Plant Dingolfing.

“Our goal as the brand’s primary plant for the luxury class is to ensure that every vehicle our experienced and competent team puts on the roads guarantees excellent quality.”

In January 2019, BMW whipped the covers off its facelifted 7 Series, handing its flagship luxury sedan a larger version of the signature kidney grille plus a number of other updates.

Set to launch in South Africa at some point in the second quarter of the year, BMW Group South Africa will offer only long-wheelbase derivatives (and thus no longer the standard-wheelbase models), mirroring the approach taken by Mercedes-Benz South Africa with its S-Class.