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We Hear: Magna Steyr to Build Some Next-Gen BMW 5 Series Models

Magna Steyr will build certain BMW 5 Series models at its plant in Graz, Austria, once production of the Mini Countryman and Mini Paceman at the site is discontinued at the end of the year, according to a report from Germany’s Automobil Produktion.

The contract manufacturer will build between 50,000 and 70,000 units per year of the next-generation 5 Series, though no word on which models will be produced in Graz. BMW build’s the current 5 Series in its Dingolfing plant in southern Germany. The 5 Series is the automaker’s second best-selling model, second only to the 3 Series at 373,053 units and 480,214 units, respectively, sold globally last year.

While the Mini Paceman will be discontinued, the automaker hasn’t said where production of the Mini Countryman will move. Both BMW and Magna Steyr declined to comment on the report.

Magna Steyr will also build yet-to-be-named Jaguar Land Rover vehicles at the plant, and the contract manufacturer currently builds the Mercedes-Benz G-Class and Peugeot RCZ in Graz.

Source: Automobil Produktion via Automotive News (Subscription required)