BMW US Manufacturing Company

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Coordinates: 34°53′35″N 82°10′44″W / 34.89306°N 82.17889°W / 34.89306; -82.17889

BMW US Manufacturing Company, LLC
Limited liability company
Industry Automotive
Founded 1994
Founder BMW AG (Munich, Germany)
Headquarters Greer, South Carolina, United States
Area served
Key people
Manfred Erlacher (President)
Products BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6
Owner BMW AG
BMW Zentrum Spartanburg (visitor center)

The BMW US Manufacturing Company in Greer, South Carolina[1] is BMW's only assembly plant in the United States. The plant's principal purpose is to assemble certain BMW models for the world market; however, it does not assemble all BMW models sold in the US market. The plant is currently BMW's sole global production site for X3, X4, X5, and X6 cross-over SUVs, and these models are exported worldwide from BMW Spartanburg.

Assembly plant[edit]

BMW announced in 1992 that it would build a 1,150-acre (4.7 km2) manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, United States to strengthen its international production system.

The $2.2 billion plant, which employs 10,000, is one of the company’s global five-plant production network.

BMW Manufacturing Co. is a BMW Group company. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW's North American companies include sale, marketing, design and financial services operations in the United States, Mexico and Canada, as well as throughout Latin America.[2]

The land was once owned by the founder of Duncan, SC, Zachary Barnett Duncan.


  • X3 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) (2nd generation, 1st generation was built by Magna Steyr, Graz, Austria)
  • X4 Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) (1st generation)
  • X5 Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) (1st, 2nd & 3rd generations)
    • xDrive30i
    • xDrive48i
    • xDrive50i
    • xDrive35d (diesel))
    • Motorsport
  • X6 Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) (1st and 2nd generation)
    • xDrive35i
    • xDrive50i
    • Motorsport
    • Active Hybrid

Products out of Production[edit]

  • Z4 (1st generation 2003-2008, 2nd generation production was transferred to Regensburg, Germany in 2008)
    • Roadster
    • M Roadster
    • Coupe
    • M Coupe
  • Z3 (1995–2002)
    • Roadster
    • M Roadster
    • Coupe
    • M Coupe
  • E36 3 Series (1994–1996, BMW Plant Spartanburg was not the sole producer of the models listed below)
    • 318i Sedan (1994-1995)
    • 318is Coupe (1994-1995)
    • 328i Sedan (1996)


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