BMW Manufacturing Produces 3.5 Millionth Vehicle.

Spartanburg, SC - 05/19/2016

BMW Manufacturing announced today that it has produced the 3.5 millionth BMW made in South Carolina.  The Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior.  The Sports Activity Coupe is headed to a customer in Fuyang, China, about seven hours west of Shanghai.

“This achievement is due to the outstanding commitment and dedication of our Associates to produce premium quality vehicles for customers,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing.  “Customers around the world love our products, and our X models are an important part of the company’s success.”

Vehicle number 3,500,000 will be sent by rail to the Port of Charleston and start its journey overseas.



Production Figures

  • 2018 Production - September
    • X3 Vehicles: 11,521
    • X4 Vehicles: 4,331
    • X5 Vehicles: 6,658
    • X6 Vehicles: 2,700
  • Number of jobs – 10,000
  • 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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