BMW to detail expansion plans of its Spartanburg site in South Carolina

Article by Christian A., on March 29, 2014

BMW is expected to announce this week the expansion of its Spartanburg site in South Carolina and the addition of the X7 crossover to its production projects. The site commenced its production operations around 20 years ago, and has grown to become the industry’s biggest producer of vehicles exported from North America, according to BMW.

Chief executive Norbert Reithofer remarked that the flexible, high-volume site is its “center of competence” for crossover production and has played a vital role in BMW’s nine-year rule as the best-selling luxury brand in the world. BMW was expected to detail plans to expand the site’s annual capacity to 400,000 units and build the X7 seven-seat crossover there, a person privy with the matter told Automotive News.

BMW will add about around units of production to build the X7. The X7 would be available primarily in the US while older models X3, X5 and X6, which are also built, in Spartanburg are being sold worldwide.

Another model, the X4 is coming this year. The Spartanburg plant -- BMW’s only production site for the crossovers – is the carmaker’s first and only factory in North America and has built around 2.5 million vehicles since 1994. BMW has already spent around $6.3 billion at the site since 1992.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

British luxury automaker Aston Martin celebrates its new partnership with the Henley Royal Regatta sporting event by designing a one-off DB11 sports car that they recently revealed. The car explores...
by - June 28, 2017
The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat as we know, is the Demon's less powerful sibling, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But have you ever imagined how it would look...
by - June 28, 2017
Sorry Uber, but Handsome Cabs taxi company has something no one else can offer - a Lamborghini Huracan that can take their clients from Point A to Point B. This...
by - June 28, 2017
BMW saw a potential oil leak on the new M760Li, prompting them to recall the said vehicle last April. Today, a little over two months after issuing the first recall,...
by - June 28, 2017
Without a doubt, the SUV segment is getting increasingly more saturated. This month alone, we were greeted with city-oriented SUVs from the Kia Stonic to the Hyundai Kona, and now...
by - June 27, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries