Details on BMW X3 (F25) Production at Spartanburg, S.C.

by Tim Jones on September 7, 2010, 11:44 am
BMW Manufacturing announced today that production of the new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle got underway at the South Carolina plant.

In early 2008, BMW Group announced that it would invest $750 million in the South Carolina plant, its largest investment in South Carolina to date. This commitment paved the way for construction of a new Assembly Hall built exclusively to produce the BMW X3 along with a significant expansion to the existing Paint Shop. This 1.5 million square foot addition increases the plant's total footprint to over 4.0 million square feet.

"The launch of the new X3 will mark a historic moment for this plant. I am confident that the BMW X3 is once again going to make our plant a leader in the Sports Activity segment," stated Josef Kerscher, President, BMW Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg.

Within the last 7 years, the first-generation BMW X3 has been an extraordinary success story for the BMW Group. The BMW X3 began production in 2004. After production of over 600,000 units, the last vehicle of the first model generation, a Vermilion red metallic BMW X3 xDrive35d, came off the line in Austria yesterday.

With the model change, production of the X3 was relocated to the South Carolina plant based on existing manufacturing proficiency of the BMW X5 and X6 models. The US plant has become the expertise center for the BMW X Models. The addition of the third model to the plant's vehicle mix has created several hundred new jobs and increased BMW's total investment in South Carolina to $4.6 billion since 1992.

Follow our full F25 X3 coverage at http://www.bimmerfest.com/tag/F25


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3 responses to Details on BMW X3 (F25) Production at Spartanburg, S.C.

BMW FAN95 commented:
November 30, 2010, 9:11 pm

i like the nex x3 it looks nice but one question can you buy a car or order one from the plant if you drive there
Evlengr commented:
November 30, 2010, 10:10 pm

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Originally Posted by BMW FAN95 View Post
i like the nex x3 it looks nice but one question can you buy a car or order one from the plant if you drive there

Yes, I asked my sales associate this. They will also set you up in a hotel and give you the "Full Treatment" along with driving school.
AzNMpower32 commented:
November 30, 2010, 11:31 pm

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Originally Posted by BMW FAN95 View Post
i like the nex x3 it looks nice but one question can you buy a car or order one from the plant if you drive there
Yes, you purchase thru your local BMW dealer of your choice and ask for Performance Centre Delivery. There is a section on this forum that specifically addresses the details of this programme.

There is no upcharge for the order or PCD but you have to find a way to get there (airfare or train) and drive the vehicle back. The destination charge still applies. Nonethless it is highly recommended. I've been there and although it's not quite as astounding as BMW Welt or even the Dingolfing plant, it is still worth the trip.