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Posted on: May 20, 2016

GoUpstate: 3.5 Millionth BMW produced in Spartanburg County

BMW 3.5 Millionth

From Staff Reports, Spartanburg Herald Journal

The 3.5 Millionth BMW produced in South Carolina, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the Assembly Line.

"This achievement is due to the outstanding commitment and dedication of our Associates to produce premium quality vehicles for customers, said Manfred Erlacher, BMW Manufacturing President and CEO said in a statement. "Customers around the world love our products, and our X models are an important part of the company's success."

The milestone was reached with the assembly of a mineral white metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. The vehicle is headed to a customer in Fuyang, China, about seven hours west of Shanghai.

The plant in Greer is undergoing a $1 billion expansion that includes a new, state-of-the-art body shop, expansion of the X5/X6 Assembly hall, expansion of a logistics warehouse, and construction of a two new indoor test tracks. The expansion will increase the plant's annual capacity to 450,000 units and add a fifth model to the vehicle lineup.

In 2015, the factory produced 400,904 vehicles, making it the largest BMW plant in the world by volume, The plant produces more than 1,400 vehicles daily.

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