2014 BMW F15 X5 productions starts at Spartanburg Plant
Production of the third-generation BMW X5 officially began today with the manufacture of dealer vehicles designed to generate excitement and sales in their region. The first, new BMW X5 is a Mineral White M50d (six-cylinder inline diesel engine with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology). It features Exclusive Nappa Mocha leather interior and will be exported to a dealer in Eastern Europe.
"Since 1999, the X5 has been a significant contributor to the Spartanburg plant's global success," said BMW Manufacturing President, Josef Kerscher. "Our team will continue to build the next-generation X5 with the superior quality that our customers around the world have come to expect from South Carolina."
The third-generation BMW X5, creator of the Sports Activity Vehicle segment and global market leader in its class, sets new standards in powerful design, luxurious spaciousness, cutting-edge versatility and efficient driving pleasure.
The new BMW X5 offers noticeable advances over its predecessor
The final second-generation X5 Sports Activity Vehicle was produced at BMW's South Carolina plant on Friday, June 28. The Titanium Silver Metallic 4.4-liter, 400-hp V8 engine BMW X5 xDrive50i with Sand Beige Perforated Nevada Leather and M Sport Package will become part of the permanent BMW historic car collection. Between September 2006 and June 2013, the plant in Spartanburg produced 728,107 second-generation X5 models, making this model series the best-selling in the history of the plant.
Since 1999, more than 1.3 million X5's have been produced for global customers. The X5 Sports Activity Vehicle is produced exclusively at BMW Manufacturing Co. for distribution to more than 140 worldwide markets.
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