Production of Z4 Coupe Begins at BMW Manufacturing Co.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - 04/04/2006

Production of the BMW Z4 Coupe and M Series Z4 Coupe began today at BMW Manufacturing Co.

The Z4 and M Coupes will be available in dealerships in early summer. As with the Z4 Roadster and X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, all Z4 and M Coupes will be built exclusively at BMW Manufacturing, the company’s only U.S. manufacturing facility in Upstate South Carolina.

The coupes, which have been much anticipated by BMW enthusiasts, were unveiled earlier this year in Geneva and will be shown at the New York Auto Show later this month. The vehicles are based on the newly updated BMW Z4 Roadster that has an engine that produces 255 horsepower and promises superior agility and high performance.

At the heart of the new M Coupe is BMW’s award winning 3.2-liter, in-line six-cylinder engine, which produces approximately 330 horsepower. On the road, this means 0-60 in less than five seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph. The new coupes continue the characteristic design language of BMW Roadsters. The modified front section incorporates new foglights newly standard xenon headlights featuring the four-lighted rings that have become a BMW design hallmark.

Three new exterior colors, Interlagos blue, Sepang Bronze and Imola Red, have been added to the M palette with the production of the M roadster and M coupe.

BMW Manufacturing Co. ( www.bmwusfactory.com ) is a subsidiary of BMW Group in Munich, Germany. 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; and a design firm in California.

Production Figures

  • 2013 Annual Production
    Total 2013 Production: 297,326
  • 2014 Production - February
    X3 Units: 12,892
    X5 Units: 12,200
    X6 Units: 2,089
  • Number of jobs – 8,000
  • North American suppliers –
    170
  • South Carolina suppliers –
    40

Media Contacts

Sky Foster
MANAGER, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

BMW Manufacturing Co.
P. O. Box 11000
Spartanburg, SC 29304
864-989-5546
Sky.foster@bmwmc.com

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