BMW to build X7 at its Spartanburg site in South Carolina

Article by Christian A., on March 23, 2014

BMW will produce its seven-seat X7 crossover at its Spartanburg site in South Carolina, a person privy with the plans told Automotive News. BMW is set to announce the plan on March 28, said the source. The Wall Street Journal, citing sources, reported that the German carmaker will spend several hundred million dollars to expand the Spartanburg site to build the X7.

BMW had been thought to be mulling a three-bench crossover to fill a void in its crossover lineup. The plant is currently being expanded to produce 350,000 vehicles annually, with an eye to further boost the figure to 400,000, the person told Automotive News.

BMW recently said that it is seeking to raise production capacity at its only plant in the US as it tries to post record global car sales. "The U.S. will stay a market with great potential for us,” chief executive Norbert Reithofer said.

“This is why we are evaluating the possibility of increasing capacity in the U.S." The carmaker had previously said that a “significant economic and product announcement” regarding Spartanburg would be made March 28.

“The event will be to announce significant economic and product news,” BMW spokesman Kenn Sparks said. “Until then, it’s all speculation.” The Spartanburg site produces the X3, X5 and X6 crossovers, around half of which are exported to over 130 countries. The site will commence production of the X4 this year. The source said that most X7s built at the plant will remain in the United States, with starting as early as 2017.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: bmw, bmw x7, suv

Comments

Recommended

Last year was probably one of the busiest years for the European New Car Assessment Programme, with a total of around 70 cars tested. But amongst that huge pack of...
by - January 16, 2018
For the longest time, women in Saudi Arabia were restricted from doing what men were able to do freely. And one of the most pressing issues was driving. In the...
by - January 16, 2018
Automakers that have teamed up with Formula 1, like Mercedes-AMG, develop the coolest road-going supercars just like the Project One. Aston Martin and Red Bull, on the other hand, have...
by - January 15, 2018
There is nothing more exciting happening this month than the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon - especially with all the concepts that are being uncovered. Apart from the Toyota GR Super...
by - January 15, 2018
The very first time we ever saw Bentley’s SUV, the Bentayga, was back in September 2015 when it came out with the impressive W12 engine. A year after that, it...
by - January 15, 2018
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