Guided Factory Tour

US Olympic swimmers tour Hall 52 on May 16, 2011. file: 051511HD23 ©2011 Fred Rollison Photography

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BMW’s only American factory is a marvel of the blending of modern engineering and design aesthetics. See for yourself how the ultimate driving machine is built during a guided plant tour.

Must I make a reservation?
Yes, advance reservations are required.

Is there a charge for the tour?
Yes, there is a cost for the tour. The fee is $10 for adults, $5 for students and BMW Car Club members (must have CCA card with you upon arrival to qualify for discount).
Prepayment is required for groups of 10 or more and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance for refunds.

Is there an age requirement for the tour?
Yes, tour participants must be 12 years of age or older.

Tour guidelines:

  • Advanced reservations are required.
  • Tour participants must be 12 years of age or older.
  • Completely enclosed shoes are required to tour our facility. No flip flops, high heels, open toe, open side, or open heel shoes are permitted.  You will NOT be permitted on the tour if your shoes do not meet the guidelines.
  • Cameras and camera phones are not permitted. Cell phones must be turned off during the tour. Please leave personal belongings locked in your vehicle.
  • Please allow at least two hours for your visit here. During the tour, participants will walk over a distance of approximately one mile.
  • BMW reserves the right to cancel tours at any time.

BMW Manufacturing is in the midst of a billion expansion that includes construction of a new, state-of-the-art body shop, expansion of the X5/X6 assembly hall, expansion of a logistics warehouse, and construction of two new indoor test tracks.  This expansion will increase the plant’s annual capacity to 450,000 units and add a fifth model to the vehicle lineup – the all-new BMW X7.

Currently, BMW Manufacturing produces more than 1,400 vehicles each day. 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 produced 400,904 vehicles, making it the largest BMW plant in the world by volume.

Museum Tours

The BMW Zentrum Museum is unlike any other building in North America. Here you can experience the power and history of the BMW brand firsthand, from its beginnings in aviation and motorsports to its rise to prominence on the global stage.

Take a self-guided trip through the world of BMW to experience exhibits that both astonish and inspire. Take a historical walk to see BMW’s numerous milestones in both racing and touring vehicles. View rare and important vehicles from BMW’s past, such as the famous Isetta “Bubblecar,” BMW Motorcycles, and Art Cars featuring designs by world-renowned figures like Andy Warhol, Frank Stella and Roy Lichtenstein. You can also explore what’s current in BMW, with exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies in transportation safety and the latest in environmental engineering with the Hydrogen Car. The Zentrum holds something for everyone, because the ultimate driving machine deserves the ultimate backstage pass. Requirements and hours of operation.