Great Wall: BMW seeks production Partner in China

The car market in China storms since years, from one record to the next and has become the most important single market for all Premium car manufacturers. The BMW Group has for years been cooperating with Brilliance Automotive and will stick to this Alliance in the long term, with the Great Wall, another Partner now seems to be but to appear on the image surface. The Reuters news Agency reported mid-week, for the first time, the BMW Group and Great Wall could in the future build cars – and thus provided for a significant price jump in the shares of the Chinese.

As now it became known, the plans of the Munich not in the first line with the core brand BMW. Instead, it comes to build in the future vehicles of the MINI brand in China. So far, only BMW are built-in models for the Chinese market, in China, in the future, in a similar way to larger margins on the MINI China could contribute. Great Wall is one of the largest SUV suppliers in China, outside of the home market but only a few people.

Although not all of the MINI-models in England have been running for years from the Band, outside of Europe, but the car so far, no vehicles of the small British brand to be produced. A large role in the production in China could also play the pure electric MINI E, which should come in 2019 on the market.

According to current planning, the Chinese government in 2019 should enter a rule in force, after the 10 per cent of all new registrations of a mark with an electric actuator must be equipped. A production of the new MINI E in China could help to bring this high rate within reach. Clarity about the plans for the next few weeks and months, there is currently still no official Statements of the BMW Group or the Great Wall for a possible Joint Venture.

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