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
Limited liability company
Industry Automotive
Founded 1994
Founder BMW (Munich, Germany)
Headquarters Greer, South Carolina, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Manfred Erlacher (President)[1]
Products BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X6
Owner BMW
Website bmwusfactory.com

The BMW US Manufacturing Company is a vehicle assembly facility that is part of is a BMW Group and is located in Greer, South Carolina[2] 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. It does not assemble all the BMW models sold in the U.S. market. The plant is currently BMW's sole global production site for X3, X4, X5, and X6 cross-over SUVs. These models are exported 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 plant opened in 1994.[3]

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

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.

The automaker announced in 2014 an additional $1 billion investment in the facility that will make South Carolina BMW's largest factory, with an annual capacity of 450,000 units.[4] There were 364,000 vehicles produced in 2014, of which 70% were exported to 140 countries.[3] The plant is second only to the plant in Dingolfing, Germany in BMW vehicle production.[5]

Current products[edit]

  • 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

Past production[edit]

  • Z4 (1st generation 2003-2008, 2nd generation assembly 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company Overview of BMW Manufacturing Co.". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Directions to BMW Plant". BMW Manufacturing. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "BMW Plant Spartanburg leads U.S. auto exports". Roundel (BMW Car Club of America): 30. April 2015. ISSN 0889-3225. 
  4. ^ Kurylko, Diana T. (28 March 2014). "BMW's Spartanburg plant will be company's biggest". Automotive News. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Spartanburg's Number Two in BMW plant production". Roundel (BMW Car Club of America): 31. April 2015. ISSN 0889-3225. 

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