According to a report issued by Automobil Produktion, BMW has decided to partially outsource production of the next generation 5-Series.

According to a report issued by Automobil Produktion, BMW has decided to partially outsource production of the next generation 5-Series.

BMW's contract with Magna Steyr regarding production of the MINI Paceman and Countryman at the Graz factory in Austria will be terminated at the end of this year and it seems the freed capacity is going to be filled by the next-gen 5-Series (G30). Magna Steyr will allegedly assemble between 50,000 to 70,000 units of the new mid-size model, but it's not known at this point which of the 5-Series versions are going to be put together in Austria.

The outgoing BMW 5-Series is produced at BMW's factory in Dingolfing, southern Germany and according to the latest gossip its successor won't be out before 2017. The new model will borrow the CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform from the recently introduced new-gen 7-Series and this should bring a healthy weight loss of around 100 kg (220 lbs).

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