1999 Press Release Archive

S.C. Teacher of the Year to drive a BMW Z3 roadster

GREER, S.C. - 10/08/1999

BMW Manufacturing Corp. has honored the S.C. Teacher of the Year by presenting Mary Hamilton Lostetter, the 1999-2000 recipient, with a Z3 roadster for her use during her tenure. And BMW will contribute $25,000 to the South Carolina Teacher Recruitment Center to help state teachers apply for the National Board Certification Program. The roadster was […]

First customer X5 Sports Activity Vehicle rolls off the line

GREER, S.C. - 09/02/1999

The first BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle yesterday rolled off the manufacturing line at BMW Manufacturing Corp. It was a 4.4-liter, eight-cylinder X5 with Pearl Beige exterior and Pastel Green interior. It has been a 35-month journey from concept to production, marking the fastest vehicle start-up in BMW history. A $600 million expansion of the […]

More expansion at BMW Manufacturing Corp.

GREER, S.C. - 08/12/1999

BMW’s Spartanburg County manufacturing facilities will grow by another 108,000 square feet with an additional investment of more than $50 million during the next 12 months. At a total investment of $1.2 billion, the BMW site was expanded from 1.2 million square feet in 1996 to more than 2.1 million square feet in 1999. The […]

Z3 roadster: entering the next millennium with fresh momentum

GREER, S.C. - 03/30/1999

Since the first BMW Z3 roadsters were delivered to their owners in May 1996, more than 170,000 of these small sports cars, which soon became the market leader in its segment, are to be admired on roads the world over. Beginning in April 1999, all models with the exception of the M roadster will receive […]

BMW Manufacturing Corp. named best dressed business

GREER, S.C. - 03/02/1999

BMW Manufacturing Corp. has been selected to receive the 1999 Image of the Year Award in the New Business Development category for its new uniforms from the Career Apparel Institute. The institute is a division of the National Association of Uniform Manufacturers and Distributors and the award is the uniform industry’s highest honor. A palette […]

Production Figures

  •  2019 Production - July
    • X3 Vehicles: 8,118
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,723
    • X5 Vehicles: 10,187
    • X6 Vehicles: 24
    • X7 Vehicles: 3,107
  • Number of jobs – 11,000
  • U.S. suppliers – 300
  • South Carolina suppliers– Over 40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304


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