BMW Manufacturing produces 250,000th Z3 roadster

GREER, S.C. - 02/12/2001

BMW Manufacturing Corp. has produced the 250,000th Z3 roadster. It is Jet Black with a red top and Mugello Red seats with black inserts. The console is trimmed with red birchwood and the roll bars are black leather in front and red leather in back held together with red stitching.

The milestone roadster was unveiled to the more than 4,000 associates at the South Carolina factory during celebrations February 13.

The roadster will be kept by the factory for display in the Zentrum visitors center, and it will be presented at the 5th annual Z3 Homecoming event during the Labor Day weekend.

The first roadster rolled off the production lines September 20, 1995 and the 100,000th roadster October 28, 1997.

The Z3 roadster has been selected the IntelliChoice Best Overall Value in the Base Sport Class for 2001. The company focuses on total ownership costs over five years with comparable cars to help determine winners and losers for best overall value.

BMW Manufacturing Corp. is a subsidiary of BMW Group in Munich, Germany. Its website address is In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW’s North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; an information technology consulting and systems integration firm in South Carolina; a production facility in Mexico; and a design firm in California.

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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