Made in

Made in

Made in… is your exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the production facilities of world-famous manufacturers and car suppliers. Every episode reveals the history of a leading company and reveals the steps that are needed to develop and assemble vehicles. Experience the whole design and construction process from bare ideas on paper to the finished product and newly developed technologies!

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  • BMW Series 5 GT, Part 1

    In 2003 the automotive industry was booming like never before and the law of supply and the supply-demand system works perfectly. So many manufacturers decided to develop new cars. But what happens to models, which were conceived in good times and launched as final products in times of market crisis? Made In documents the development history of a new BMW model, which starts with a design pitch.

    Today 10:25 - 10:55

  • Volkner Mobile

    With its length of up to 12 meters and its weight of 18 tons, the Performance by Volkner is the most extraordinary luxury motor home from Germany and one of the most exclusive carvans in the world. What makes it so exceptional is the garage between its axes. This system is patented and unique in the field of motor homes. The heads behind this vehicle are Gerhard Volkner and his wife Stephanie.

    Today 16:20 - 16:45

  • Self-Driving Cars

    Autonomous driving, which means that the car operates independently, sounds like a crazy idea, but is seen as the future of mobility. Steps towards this reality are already done thanks to the progress made in Germany. Assistance systems help drivers overtaking other cars, check if there’s another car in the driver’s blind spot or warn the driver to take a break, when he shows signs of fatigue.

    Today 22:25 - 22:50

  • BMW Series 5 GT, Part 2

    The automotive industry is a brutal business and the genesis of new models is a jealousy kept secret. However, Made In was able to document the production history of a new BMW model. After a design competition eight models are shortlisted and presented to 500 test customers. A jury recommends two models for the finale and then the winner of the design contest will be announced and produced.

    09.12.2022 10:25 - 10:50

  • Mechatronics

    Pleidelsheim, near Stuttgart. The Mechatronik company specialises in classics from Mercedes. Since 1997, engineers, electricians and mechanics has dedicated itself to the restoration and refinement of classic models.

    09.12.2022 16:20 - 16:45

  • Porsche Panamera

    In 2004 Porsche decided to build the all-new Carrera GT in Leipzig, which is seen as a knightly accolade for the production site. However, the biggest challenge arose, when Porsche decided to produce a four-door sedan in parallel to the Cayenne, namely the Porsche Panamera. Before this sports saloon can hit the streets, it needs to pass 71 perfectly organized stations in the production plant.

    10.12.2022 16:25 - 16:45

  • Audi R8 GT

    By now, Audi has sold more than 16,000 sports cars around the world. In 2010 they upped the stakes even more and introduced the Audi R8 GT. The high performance sports car is limited on 333 units and has been designed to show Audi’s expertise in the field of lightweight construction. This car, which is build in Neckarsulm in Germany, is a serious competitor for established supercars of today.

    12.12.2022 16:20 - 16:40

  • Roding

    If four Engineers, that just left university, get the chance to built a super-sport scar arises one of the rarest and most extraordinary roadster in the world: the Roding Roadster. Special about it: the chassis, handcrafted in the own workshop, consists of carbon and is very light. The Car weighs only 950 kilograms and has a power to weight ratio of below 3 kg per horsepower. ""Made in"" shows the remarkable story of the Roding Roadster.

    13.12.2022 04:20 - 04:45

  • Volkswagen California

    The Volkswagen Transporter, affectionally called VW Bulli, has been built in Hannover-Stöcken since 1956. Currently, there are 14,500 people working for Volkswagen at this plant with a small group making travel dreams come true: The manufacture the Volkswagen California is a nearby special facility. Since opening in 2004, the number of produced cars has almost been doubled to 60 units a day.

    13.12.2022 16:25 - 16:50

  • Morgan

    The English Midlands are home to one of the most traditional British car manufacturers: Morgan. This family-owned company still builds cars that at first look like vintage cars. But the technology under the hood is up-to-date - with one notable exception. What is really special about those cars are their bodies on top of the chassis. They are built from ash wood in a similar fashion to the traditional manufacturing of carriages. MOTORVISION TV takes a look behind the doors of one of the most exceptional car manufacturers in the world.

    14.12.2022 16:25 - 16:50

  • Rolls Royce

    The name Rolls Royce has always been a synonym for exclusivity, luxury and British automotive engineering. The legendary vehicles with the 'Spirit of Ecstasy' on the grill have been built in England since the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays it's usually the wealthy people who buy a Rolls-Royce. And no ordered model looks like the other. The 'Bespoke' department satisfies every kind of desire and thus every vehicle is a unique object. 'Made In' takes a look behind the scenes of the Rolls Royce manufactory in the South of England.

    15.12.2022 16:20 - 16:45

  • The History of Fire and Rescue Services

    The history of the fire and rescue services takes you back to the Roman Age. Back then it were primarily slaves who had to face the flames. Guilds took care of fire fighting in the Middle Ages. But the fire departments in Germany were only substantially organized, when Conrad Dietrich Magirus stepped into the scene. He is considered a pioneer in fire fighting technology. To this day the most modern fire truckcs are entirely built by hand in his hometown Ulm. MOTORVISION TV takes a look behind the scenes of this company with more than 150 years of history and shows the production of turntable ladder engines and fire trucks.

    16.12.2022 16:20 - 16:45

  • 125 Years of Mercedes-Benz

    Mercedes-Benz celebrates 125 years of automotive history. 1926 the brand name arises as a result of the consolidation of Mercedes, the Daimler Motor Company and Benz by Benz & Co. Apart from the name, the Mercedes star is the most important property of the Mercedes-Benz cars, which signify quality and safeness. Again and again this manufacturer sets new standards of automobile engineering.

    17.12.2022 16:20 - 16:45

  • Bentley

    Crewe in the British county of Chesire is home to one of the most exclusive car manufacturers in the world: Bentley Motors. 400 hours of pure handwork, meticulous preciseness and a lot of technical knowledge is needed to build the flagship model Mulsanne. For Bentley, it's not just about luxury, but performance as well. 'Bentley Boy' Steven Kane tests the Bentley Mulsanne Speed on the track.

    20.12.2022 16:25 - 16:50

  • Fiat

    The Fiat 500X, the SUV version of the hugely popular 500, is built in Melfi in southern Italy. The production plant is one of the most modern facilities in Europe. The FCA Company has invested almost a billion Euros into the expansion. Up to 1600 cars leave the assembly line every day. Made in Italy - Fiat provides an insight into the manufacturing facilities of the oldest and biggest Italian carmaker.

    21.12.2022 16:20 - 16:45

  • BMW Sustainability

    By putting many thoughts into the cutting process of raw materials, BMW reduces the amount of waste drastically. Most of the 600 tons of sheet metal that are produced by BMW’s pressing plant ends up in the final cars, while only 10 kg go to waste. Production in the the Rolls-Royce facility in Goodwood, which belongs to BMW, is based on the same principles of sustainability and efficiency.

    22.12.2022 16:25 - 16:50

  • Land Rover and Jaguar

    Under the new roof of the Indian cooperation Tata Group, English cars of Jaguar and Land Rover go through bigger changes. Jagura gets a face lift as Land Rover creates more models. MOTORVISION TV shows how the distinction between tradition and innovation works and what makes "Made in England" so special.

    23.12.2022 04:25 - 04:50

  • VW e-Golf

    Volkswagen's transparent factory in Dresden is a showcase for electromobility. Behind a 27,500-square meter window, the company almost handcrafts the e-Golf, the brand's key electric product. The plant is also home to start-ups, which further develops mobility and works towards a greener future. Made In takes a look behind the scenes of Volkswagen's future lab.

    23.12.2022 16:20 - 16:45

  • KTM

    Mattighofen in Austria, birthplace and place of production of KTM motorcycles. With the slogan Ready to Race KTM produces bikes that can compete to 100 percent in every race. Every day KTM builds up to 500 new machines

  • Techart

    A Porsche - that's pure dynamics and emotion. What can you improve here? Nothing! But Techart tries it anyway. The company from Leonberg sets the pattern for the individualization of Porsche cars worldwide.

  • Eurocopter

    The EC 135 is the most successful and best-selling helicopter in the world. The Eurocopter is a multi-talent! Whether as a VIP shuttle, as air ambulance or police helicopter, they are exclusively manufactured by hand.

  • Brabus

    In Bottrop, male dreams come true. Those, who look for exclusivity and find the Mercedes AMG performance insufficient in itself, have come to the right place. The Brabus company is the world's leader in car tuning.

  • Paravan

    The inovation of the engineers of Paravan in the village of Pfonstetten-Aichlau is truly outstanding, their objective: to come up with mobility solutions for people with a vast array of different disabilities.

  • Deutz

    The tractor - a multi-talented power-pack, made in Germany. A 100 years ago, the first steam-powered vehicles were employed in the fields. Nowadays, they find application in the transport and construction sectors.

  • H&R Suspension Systems

    The prominent chassis-components manufacturer H&R caters the entire range of products - from lowering springs and stabilizers to shock absorbers, for use in racing or standard vehicles.

  • Alfa Romeo

    To this day many people still consider Alfa Romeo to be the embodiment of design, Italian car making and car racing. Even Enzo Ferrari learned the ropes as a mechanic at Alfa Romeo. The company was founded in June 1910 as 'Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili' - or short: A.L.F.A. Five years later engineer Nicola Romeo acquired the business. Shortly afterwards they put their focus on car racing and the development of racing cars like the Alfa 24 HP.

  • Volkswagen Phaeton

    2001 saw the new beginning of new chapter for Volkswagen. After getting famous for everyday cars such as the Beetle and Golf, the German car manufacturer wanted to be involved in the production of luxury vehicles, too. The company invested 187 million Euros into its so-called “Transparent Factory” in Dresden to produce its Volkswagen Phaeton, which sets new standards in the upper class.

  • Wiesmann

    Duelmen near Munster is the birthplace of one of the most spectacular German sports cars - the handmade Wiesmann. It all started as a fix-idea in the minds of car-crazy brothers Friedhelm and Martin Wiesman.

  • Unimog

    It is a synonym and a touchstone for four-wheel drive movement. It is the symbol for quality of commercial vehicle constructions worldwide. Mercedes-Benz manufactured for the 60th birthday a new Unimog.

  • Artega

    ARTEGA - the name, which raises the spirits of German automotive lovers. The beautifully designed mid-engine sports car from the East-Westphalian province, is an eye-catcher. The Artega is a rare-looking species.

  • ABT

    Kempten in Allgau. The ABT Sportsline company with ? 115 year tradition resides at the foot of the Alps. ABT Sportsline is the largest Volkswagen group-tuning company in the world and works closely with Audi.

  • Knaus-Tabbert

    One of the leading producers of luxurious caravans, and premium campers, in Europe, has its headquarters in Jandelsbrunn in lower Saxony. The Knaus Tabbert company.

  • Alpina

    Alpina symbolizes modern engineering, high precision in engine design and finest materials. The green and blue cachet has guaranteed highest quality for more than 40 years. Alpina specializes in premium BMW tuning, successful motorsports and - surprisingly - special wines. Burkard Bovensiepen laid the foundation for his company in the 1960s. Today he manages his life's work along with his sons.

  • BMW Motorcycle Production

    Sheer Driving Pleasure: That’s how BMW advertises not only its cars, but its motorcycles as well. For more than 40 years, these 2-wheelers have stood for maximum comfort, quality, and safety. The joy of driving on two wheels emerges from a production plant in Berlin-Spandau, which covers an area of 180,000 square meters. There, 2,000 employees are involved in the production of BMW bikes.

  • BMW Plant in Spartanburg

    We're in South Carolina, Middle East, USA. All BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 models are built here. The largest BMW plant produces 32 percent of all BMW vehicles sold worldwide. And the new BMW X7 will also set new production records in the future. Sherry McCraw is the vice president of the plant and employee number 38. She was there from the beginning and explains the milestones of the expansion of the SUV factory to BMW's most important location.