General Information

Museum Hours

The Zentrum Museum

The Zentrum is currently closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. Anticipated reopening is mid- to late January. 

The BMW Zentrum is more than a museum. It’s a hospitable host and a unique destination for conferences and large events alike. See what’s coming up in the near future, what’s happened in the recent past and what the Zentrum offers for your very own event.

  • Open Monday – Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • For information call 1-888-Tour-BMW
  • Entrance to the Zentrum is free. Please refer to the list of Zentrum closings.
  • For information on Public Plant Tours, click here.

Tours of BMW Manufacturing are currently unavailable.

BMW Manufacturing is in the midst of a billion expansion that includes construction and installation of tooling around the plant site as it prepares for the future and adds a fifth model to the vehicle line-up – the all-new BMW X7.  Construction projects include a new state-of-the-art body shop totaling more than 1.2 million square feet and expansion of the X5/X6 assembly hall by 200,000 square feet.  Installation of special tooling and body shop robots will take place during 2017.

BMW began manufacturing vehicles in the United States in 1994 and has since produced more than four million vehicles for the world.  BMW Group has invested more than $8 billion in the South Carolina plant.

Currently, BMW Manufacturing produces more than 1,400 vehicles each day and exports 70 percent of its production to 140 countries around the world.  The factory is the exclusive producer of all BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes (and their variants) to more than 140 global markets.

In 2016 the Spartanburg plant recorded its largest annual production, producing 411,171 X models.  This production record confirms the South Carolina plant will remain the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group Global Production Network.



  • 1/1 New Year’s Day
  • 1/15 Martin Luther King Day
  • 3/30 Good Friday
  • 5/28 Memorial Day
  • 7/2-7/6 Zentrum Closed, Summer Maintenance
  • 9/3 Labor Day
  • 11/22-23 Thanksgiving Holiday
  • 12/24-31 Christmas Holiday
  • New Year’S Day January 1, 2019