NEW YORK – Targeting a production start sometime next year, BMW is pushing through a major expansion of its Leipzig plant in eastern Germany to accommodate assembly of the i3 all-electric vehicle and i8 extended-range EV that are scheduled to launch in late 2013 and 2014, respectively. The factory, which now assembles the 1-Series hatchback and X1 cross/utility vehicle, will have a dedicated line for the two cars that share the same architecture. BMW had a Richtfest, or roofing ceremony, ...

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