Bmw ready to begin Chinese production of X1 and 3-Series

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

Production of the elongated version of BMW 3-Series and the BMW X1 model in BMW Brilliance's second plant is about to begin, according to Qi Yumin, chairman of Brilliance Auto Group, who was at the ground-breaking ceremony of the new plant last June 2. This new plant, which costs 560 million euros ($688 million), is located in Shenyang city, northeast China's Liaoning province.

Meanwhile, the old plant of BMW Brilliance will continue to build the elongated version of BMW 5 Series and the BMW 3 Series. Qi disclosed that the company will produce an engine factory near the new plant.

Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the BMW Group, said that the new plant will have an annual capacity of 100,000 units when construction is completed in 2012. In the long term, the combined annual capacity of the venture's two plants in China is expected to hit 300,000 units. 

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Chen Zhenggao, Governor of Liaoning Province, revealed his anticipation that BMW Brilliance will import the BMW 1 Series and the BMW 7 Series into China too.

But Qi had been quick to respond that this issue is still being discussed. He said that as soon as the capacity is expanded, models made by BMW Brilliance will meet the domestic demand and will be exported as well.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The 2018 GMC Sierra 2500HD has arrived this week at the snowy mountains in Colorado for its winter long debut. GMC’s tracked Sierra Mountain Concept will be on display at...
by - November 24, 2017
We’re willing to bet that the Bentley Bentayga is not the first thing that comes to mind for most people who are into off-roading and outdoor activities. It just doesn’t...
by - November 23, 2017
The other day, it was confirmed that Volvo will finally bring the XC40 to US soil, where it will first make an appearance at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show....
by - November 23, 2017
There is no question that the new BMW M5 (F90) high performance sports sedan is more powerful, faster and more enticing than the previous model. But for interested customers in...
by - November 23, 2017
Following the Tesla Roadster’s electrifying revelation on Thursday, Musk’s highly ambitious goals have skyrocketed when he tweeted about his future plans for the new sports car. Well, kind of. The...
by - November 23, 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