Originally Posted by Evlengr
Has Magna been the assembly/mfg of the X3 from the beginning?
If not when was it assigned to them?
Are they also the assembly/mfg for the X5? Or any other BMW vehicles?
Magna Steyr have been involved with the X3 from the start. They assemble all X3s, build the transfer case, and also provided engineering assistance.
All X5s are built in Spartenburg county South Carolina.
At the moment the X3 is the only car Magna builds for BMW.
Z4 production will be moving to Magna when X3 production comes to South Carolina.
Magna is currently looking for customers to take up unused plant capacity.
It is unclear if BMW will be using Magna for more than the Z4.
Summary of all planned production changes. Some of this is rumor:
X3 -- Moving to SC
X6 -- Production has begun in SC. All X6s are built in SC
Z4 -- Moving from SC to Magna Styer in Graz, Austria
X1 -- Will be built in Leipzig. Plant already tooling up.
V7 / X7 whatever they call it -- Dingolfing
Unannounced unknown vehicle -- SC. Confirmed by BMW employee.
The models and equipment (standard and optional) illustrated in this post reflect my misunderstanding of vehicles supplied by BMW AG to the German market. In other EU member states, the truthyness of my posts may vary. Please ignore this post. Subject to change.