BMW India

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BMW India Pvt Ltd
Industry Automotive
Founded 2006[citation needed]
Headquarters Gurgaon, Haryana, India[citation needed]
Key people
Vikram Pawah[1]
Products Luxury vehicles
Commercial Vehicles
Number of employees
1200+ (2014)
Parent BMW

BMW India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group and is headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region). The wide range of BMW activities in India include a manufacturing plant in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Mumbai, a training centre in Gurgaon NCR and development of a dealer organisation across major metropolitan centres of the country.

BMW Group India[edit]

With its three brands, BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, the BMW Group has its sight set firmly on the premium sector of the Indian automobile market. Along with automobiles and motorcycles, the BMW Group's activities in India consist of financial services for its premium clientele. Till date, BMW Group has invested 11.3 billion Indian Rupees (€167 million) in its subsidiaries in India. (BMW India – INR 4.9 billion (€69 million) and BMW Financial Services India – INR 6.4 billion (€98 million).

Plant in Chennai[edit]

BMW Plant Chennai was inaugurated on March 27, 2007 by Norbert Reithofer, chairman of BMW AG.[2] This plant produces the BMW 1 Series, BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo,[3] the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3, the BMW X5[4] and the MINI Countryman. The factory has the capacity to manufacture 11,000 units per year on a double shift basis.


BMW 1 Series
BMW 3 Series sedan



MINI India[edit]

BMW starts production of 'MINI Countryman' at Chennai plant in diesel and petrol variants.

The BMW Group introduced Mini marque in India in January 2012 with the launch of MINI Hatch, Convertible and Countryman. India is the 100th market in the global MINI sales network and has become increasingly significant for the BMW Group since establishing its presence in India in 2007.[5] The Hatch and Convertible models are imported to India as Completely Built-up Units (CBU) in petrol variants. BMW shows mirrorless camera technology in their latest car launch.[6]

Current cars sold[edit]

Past cars produced[edit]

Countryman (2010-2016)

BMW Financial Services India[edit]

BMW Financial Services India is a 100% subsidiary of the BMW Group and is headquartered in Gurgaon (National Capital Region). BMW Financial Services India operates with three business lines: Retail Finance, Commercial Finance and Insurance Solutions (as corporate agents). The services offered through BMW Financial Services India are significantly valuable to the premium clientele who require exclusive and flexible financial solutions. Service excellence is the primary focus of operations across all business lines.

BMW Financial Services India offers solutions for retail automobile financing for BMW customers and multi make customers, financing for fleet owners and commercial financing for BMW dealerships and multi-make dealerships. Commercial finance solutions offered to BMW India dealerships further strengthen operations in the country and reinforce the BMW brand. BMW Financial Services India also offers BMW Lease for individuals and corporate customers. BMW Financial Services India offers insurance solutions (as corporate agents) to its customers through its cooperation partner in India.

International Purchasing Office (IPO)[edit]

The International Purchasing Office (IPO) established at BMW India’s Headquarters in Gurgaon identifies and assesses potential suppliers for BMW, MINI, and BMW Motorcycles taking into account BMW Group’s requirements for quality, technology and logistics. The IPO focuses on increasing the sourcing of production material (components) as well as IT and engineering services from India to the BMW Group International Production Network.

Dealer/Service Network[edit]

States and cities in India with one or more BMW dealership (# of dealerships)

See also[edit]