View Full Version : BMW increasing Spartanburg production to 200,000 yearly

05-25-2007, 04:16 PM
BMW Manufacturing in South Carolina will bring on production of the X3 at year’s end, taking over for Magna Steyr in Austria.
May 22, 2007</p>BMW will increase production at its Spartanburg County, SC, plant from 140,000 vehicles last year to 200,000 vehicles by 2009. That’s a result of increasing X5 production, and adding production of the X6, minus a slight dropoff in production of the Z4, then bringing production of the X3 from Europe to the U.S. a year from now The beginning of the ramp-up will see about 165,000 vehicles built this year.
The move should help BMW with the strong euro and weak dollar, especially since so many of the X3 (31,291 sold here in 2006) and X5 models are sold in the U.S. BMW lost about $900 million in foreign exchange rates last year.

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