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

The BMW US Manufacturing Company in Spartanburg, South Carolina is BMW's only US production facility. It was built to serve the demand of BMW automobiles directly in the US. Due to the structure of BMW's production plan, however, the Spartanburg plant does not actually assemble all BMW vehicles sold in the US market; instead, the plant serves as the only X3, X4, X5, and X6 production site in the world. Hence, all models of these vehicles exported worldwide originate from BMW Spartanburg.

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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.[1]


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


  1. ^ "BMW Manufacturing Co". BMW. Archived from the original on 19 October 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 

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