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tim330i
11-28-2007, 02:27 PM
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BMW MANUFACTURING CO. TO BE FEATURED ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL'S "ULTIMATE FACTORIES"

BMW Manufacturing Co. will be the subject of the National Geographic Channel's "Ultimate Factories" television show Thursday, Nov. 29, at 9 p.m. ET.

The hour-long program will focus on the building of the famous Z4 Roadster and is a one-of-a-kind, behind-the-scenes tour of the high-tech manufacturing plants that create this world class automobile. The National Geographic Channel team spent a week in Germany, filming at the factory in the Bavarian heartland of Landshut, where the automotive industry's lightest six-cylinder crankcase is made, at the Munich factory that assembles 1,200 engines a day, and seven days at BMW Manufacturing in Upstate South Carolina where every BMW Z4 is built.

The program also highlights BMW's environmental innovation by being the world's first automotive factory to recycle landfill methane gas from rotting trash to power its plant. Methane gas routed from the nearby Palmetto Landfill provides BMW Manufacturing Co. with 63 percent of all its power, reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the upstate of South Carolina by 60,000 tons per year - the equivalent of 4,300 cars driving around the equator every year.

The U.S. plant has 4,500 associates - and almost 500 robots - that produce 600 vehicles a day. From the Body Shop to the Paint Shop and then Assembly, in just under 40 hours a sleek, customized and luxurious BMW Z4 Roadster, replete with the unique double kidney grill and famous white-and-blue roundel logo, is made. Tune in and see how it's done.

BMW Manufacturing Co., a subsidiary of the BMW Group based in Munich, Germany, is the exclusive manufacturer of the Z4 and M Roadster, Z4 and M Coupe in addition to the X5 Sports Activity Vehicle. Its website address is www.bmwusfactory.com. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW's North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America, and a design firm in California.

Promotional Video link: http://www.bmwusfactory.com/common/video/nat_geo/nat_geo.swf

Update 2/6/2008 - For those that missed the show the first time around it is set to air again in the coming weeks!

West coast - February 17th at 10pm and again February 24th at 12PM PST
East coast - February 18th at 1am and February 24th at 3pm EST

Set your TiVo/DVRs now! - http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/popup/200802180100.html

sky
11-28-2007, 03:20 PM
Just checked my local listings...looks like there are 3 Ultimate
Factory Shows in a row. First one is the Ferrari factory, then
BMW and then the Corvette Z-06. Set your recorders.

guenelin
11-29-2007, 02:26 PM
what channel is this on in Indianapolis? I have Brighthouse cable.

garyhgaryh
11-29-2007, 05:36 PM
I can't find this on comcast in San Jose, CA

tlm999
11-30-2007, 06:04 AM
Missed it last night but checked my Tivo guide. I'll be recording it on Saturday at noon central time. Ferrari is hour before and Corvette after.

tizsuperrq
11-30-2007, 02:40 PM
I saw this last night and it was excellent. I wish my local dealer were as detailed as the factory workers. They seem to be well trained and pericise. That corvette factory was a joke compared to bmw (which showed right after).

Dirtboy
12-02-2007, 11:37 AM
On this side of the pond the series is called "MegaFactories". But I don't see the BMW one listed yet...:(

Beemerup
12-07-2007, 01:17 PM
ANyone know if this will show again in US?

Mr. The Edge
12-07-2007, 08:59 PM
The Ferrari episode airs Thursday 12/13 at 3pm

Xtabi
01-09-2008, 12:16 PM
Wow I missed this one by two months : /

parleyunder
01-25-2008, 02:16 PM
Did you say Nov of 2008 or last year?

gokartmozart
02-06-2008, 05:43 PM
I missed the National Geographics tour of the BMW assembly plant last time. The show will be re-aired on 2/17 (10PM) and 2/24 (12PM), Eastern Times, I think...

tim330i
02-06-2008, 05:51 PM
I missed the National Geographics tour of the BMW assembly plant last time. The show will be re-aired on 2/17 (10PM) and 2/24 (12PM), Eastern Times, I think...

EDIT- There is a check box you can change the time zone from EST (ET) to PST (PT)

West coast - February 17th at 10pm and again February 24th at 12PM PST
East coast - February 18th at 1am and February 24th at 3pm EST

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/ET/popup/200802180100.html