BMW Produces 3.5 Millionth Vehicle

24.05.16 GACC South News, GACC South Atlanta - News-Hauptkategorie, Global News

BMW Manufacturing reaches milestone in South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINA (May 19, 2016) – BMW Manufacturing announced today that it has produced the 3.5 millionth BMW made in South Carolina. The Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. The Sports Activity Coupe is headed to a customer in Fuyang, China, about seven hours west of Shanghai.

“This achievement is due to the outstanding commitment and dedication of our Associates to produce premium quality vehicles for customers,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “Customers around the world love our products, and our X models are an important part of the company’s success.”

Vehicle number 3,500,000 will be sent by rail to the Port of Charleston and start its journey overseas.

BMW Manufacturing is the exclusive producer of all BMW X3, X4, X5, and X6 vehicles (and their variants) to more than 140 global markets. In 2015, the factory produced a record 400,904 vehicles, making it the largest BMW plant in the world by volume. Currently, the plant produces more than 1,400 vehicles each day.

The plant is in the middle of a $1 Billion expansion that includes a new, state-of-the-art body shop, expansion of the X5/X6 Assembly hall, expansion of a logistics warehouse, and construction of two new indoor test tracks. This expansion will increase the plant’s annual capacity to 450,000 units and add a fifth model to the vehicle lineup – the all-new BMW X7.

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