BMW Spartanburg Sets Production Record

by Bimmerfest.com Member - Evanwritescars on January 28, 2020, 10:39 am

BMW Manufacturing, the company's U.S. production branch, has set a new record for most X models built in the 25 years since the models started at the facility.

The company's Spartanburg, SC, plant first opened in 1994, when it built the E36 3-Series, the Z3, and then later the Z4. But it's when crossovers arrived there that production really took off.

The facility built 411,620 vehicles last year, beating the previous record by 449 units. That figure was set in 2016, and Spartanburg also topped 400k BMWs built in 2015.

Spartanburg now builds the X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7, including the M versions of those vehicles and two electrified models (the X5 xDrive45e and X3 xDrive30e PHEVS). “The past three years have been among the most challenging in the history of Plant Spartanburg,” said Knudt Flor, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “I’m proud of the commitment by our team of dedicated associates to deliver premium quality vehicles for our customers. Our plant’s model portfolio is fresh and popular around the world.”

Since 1994, the facility has built more than 4.8 million BMWs, with around half of current production being exported to other markets._a2_



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