The luxury carmaker will lift its stake in its venture with Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. (01114.HK) to 75 percent from 50 percent, with the deal closing in 2022 when rules capping foreign ownership for all auto ventures are lifted. China auto sales dropped in July and August.
China is BMW's single largest sales market, with 560,000 vehicles sold in the country a year ago. The new "High-Voltage Battery Centre Phase II" will produce new, more powerful batteries with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology for the fully-electric BMW iX3.
"We are now embarking on a new era", BMW CEO Harald Kruger said in a speech in the northeast Chinese city of Shenyang where the joint venture is based.
To force the issue, and to hit back at China for alleged theft of US intellectual property, US President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on about half of the imports from China.
To support this push, foreigners can wholly own companies that build electric cars beginning this year, while restrictions for commercial-vehicle manufacturers will be eased in 2020. "With continuous investment, as well as the development and production of electric vehicles, we underline China's importance as a dynamic growth market for us".
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"If we do, we need to see what opportunities there are", Zetsche said at the Paris Motor Show, adding any steps depended on talks with BAIC Motor Corp, Daimler's partner in joint venture Beijing Benz.
"BMW will gain a competitive edge in the China market", said Yale Zhang, managing director of Shanghai consultancy Automotive Foresight to the Wall Street Journal. BMW said its deal will be completed in 2022.
The two companies had extended their joint venture contract until 2040 and announced a plan to pump 3 billion euros into expanding their auto plants in Liaoning Province - ramping up production capacity to 650,000 cars early next decade while creating 5,000 new jobs. Two-thirds of all BMW vehicles sold in China a year ago were produced by BBA at the two automotive plants in Tiexi and Dadong.
Krueger said China will not only become BMW's biggest market but also an important manufacturing hub to make cars for export to other markets, according to a Chinese government website.
The company sold 560,000 cars in China in 2017.