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Old 12-16-2012, 03:26 AM
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VIN Manufacturing Plant Code "0"

Hi,

I have just purchased an F25 2013 and have the number "0" as the 11th character of my VIN. I have searched previous threads but was unable to find the corresponding manufacturing plant for my X3. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:19 AM
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Perhaps try bmwvin.com?

Hope this helps.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:05 AM
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I have tried the website www.bmwvin.com but it would not provide me with the manufacturing plant.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:31 AM
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The X3, X5, and X6 are all manufactured in the US, in Spartanburg, SC.

http://www.bmwusfactory.com/manufact...ehicle-models/

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Old 12-16-2012, 03:09 PM
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The X3, X5, and X6 are all manufactured in the US, in Spartanburg, SC.

http://www.bmwusfactory.com/manufact...ehicle-models/
+1. Made in my backyard. Ok, about 30km (20 miles) up the motorway, but you get the idea.

You know it's bad when I travel abroad and when people don't know where South Carolina is, I say "You know the BMW X5? I live about 30km from the plant where it's made"
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Old 12-17-2012, 12:19 AM
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My X3 is euro-spec with a 2 Litre petrol engine. My concern is that the X3 is now also assembled in Indonesia. See https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__2244
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:45 AM
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I see the 35i will not be assembled there (at least not yet).
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Old 12-17-2012, 05:58 AM
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No worries. Your X3 is not coming from Indonesia. The CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits assembled there are for local consumption. See http://www.bmwgroup.com/e/0_0_www_bm...tagewerke.html
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:48 AM
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Also try http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html and/or realOEM.com
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My X3 is euro-spec with a 2 Litre petrol engine. My concern is that the X3 is now also assembled in Indonesia. See https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/press...tem=node__2244
Just curious: what were you planning to do if you learned your car was assembled in Indonesia?
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:08 AM
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Just curious: what were you planning to do if you learned your car was assembled in Indonesia?
Probably followed by
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:58 AM
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I would sue the dealer as I was told specifically that the X3 I was buying was built in Spartanburg. This would amount to a misrepresentation on their part and I based myself on that misrepresentation to purchase the vehicle.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:51 AM
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I would sue the dealer as I was told specifically that the X3 I was buying was built in Spartanburg. This would amount to a misrepresentation on their part and I based myself on that misrepresentation to purchase the vehicle.
Have fun with that case
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:56 AM
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There is a precedent on this and the dealer settled out of court. Thank you for your kind concern.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:08 PM
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There is a precedent on this and the dealer settled out of court. Thank you for your kind concern.
Did you have it written into the purchase contract that the sale is contingent on the place of manufacturing being Spartanburg?
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:28 PM
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I would sue the dealer as I was told specifically that the X3 I was buying was built in Spartanburg. This would amount to a misrepresentation on their part and I based myself on that misrepresentation to purchase the vehicle.
And you would be damaged how, and how much?
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