The same story can be told for its high-performance V10 and V12 engines, according to the carmaker’s union boss Manfred Schoch. Speaking with Automotive News, Schoch explained that current world demand for BMW’s V8 engines could be produced with a one-shift operation running just four days a week.
On the other hand, the carmaker is struggling to meet demand for its four-cylinder engines and is even considering phasing out production of its six-cylinder engines at its main Munich plant as well. This would allow BMW to build up to 500,000 four-cylinder engines a year, Schoch explained.
Shoch also called for the company to develop an all-electric vehicle, an option that BMW is currently exploring under its 'Project i' umbrella. The first Project i model is expected to be a small city car designed for just two people, which you can see a preview of by clicking here.