Zentrum
Tours

PLANT TOURS.

REGISTER ONLINE or call 1-888-tourBMW (868-7269).

Guided Factory Tour

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To schedule a plant tour, REGISTER ONLINE or call 1-888-tourBMW (868-7269). 

REGISTER ONLINE

For information on the Zentrum Museum, click here.

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.

IMPORTANT FACTORY TOUR INFORMATION:
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 1 hour tour 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). The 2 hour tour fee is $15 for adults, $10 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. Guests 18 and older, must present a picture ID upon arrival for scheduled tour.
  •  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. No Exceptions.
  • Cameras and camera phones are not permitted. Cell phones must be turned off during the tour. Please leave personal belongings locked in your vehicle.
  • Tour participants will walk a distance of 1  to 2 miles depending on the tour route scheduled (either 1 hour or 2 hour tour).
  • BMW reserves the right to cancel tours at any time.

In June 2017, BMW Group announced an additional investment of $600 million in manufacturing infrastructure for the plant to prepare for future generations of the BMW X model family.  This will be the sixth major expansion since the plant opened.  This investment includes the addition of 1,000 jobs through the year 2021.

The physical size of BMW Plant Spartanburg is approximately 7.0 million square feet with the recent addition of a new body shop, an expansion of the X5/X6 assembly hall, and an expansion of logistics.  Current construction includes the expansion of Assembly North (X3/X4 assembly) by 140,000 square feet and renovation/re-tooling of the first-generation X4 body shop.

Currently, BMW Manufacturing produces more than 1,400 vehicles each day. The factory is the global center of competence for BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes (and their variants) to more than 140 global markets.

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. Here you will 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”. As you stroll through the Zentrum, you’ll trace BMW’s pioneering spirit straight back to these beautifully restored classics. You can also explore what’s current in BMW, with exhibits that feature state-of-the-art technologies, including rarely seen models available through our exclusive collection. See the X family of vehicles produced at BMW Manufacturing up close — every line, every curve, every exhilarating detail of these truly remarkable BMWs—all built next door, right here in South Carolina.

The Zentrum is a living museum, a combination of innovation and performance. At the Zentrum there is truly something for everyone, it is here that the “Ultimate Driving Machine” offers the ultimate backstage pass.  Requirements and hours of operation.