BMW, Germany’s world-class luxury automaker, has had a pretty big production presence in the United States for many years now. In fact, the brand’s assembly plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, has now been open for over two decades and produced over 3 million vehicles. The plant churns out all the X3, X4, X5, and X6 vehicles in BMW’s lineup—and can make over 1,200 vehicles a day.
The plant passed the milestone with a Donington Grey Metallic X5 M. Dawn Burgess, who has worked at the plant since 1994, drove the special X5 M off the line and handed the keys to Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “The growth of this plant has been quite extraordinary,” Erlacher said. “Today, as we witness another historic moment, I am delighted to announce that BMW’s profound impact in South Carolina continues.”
The vehicles produced at the Spartanburg plant are shipped to over 140 markets worldwide. In fact, 70 percent of the vehicles built there are shipped internationally. Soon, the brand will add the X7 to the plant’s BMW vehicle production. The South Carolina plant will soon be the biggest BMW production plant in the world. Come see us here at Union Park BMW to learn more about our favorite BMW models!