May 20th, 2008 at 12:43pm
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BMW likes making cars in America, so much so that it’s going to expand production here.
BMW broke ground for its first U.S. assembly plant in Spartanburg South Carolina in 1992. Since then the facility has become the exclusive assembly plant for Z4 coupes, roadsters and M models, the X5 sport activity vehicle and the upcoming X6 sport activity coupe. In fact, the plant produces left and right-hand drive versions of all these vehicles for global export.
Right now BMW is working on a $750 million plant expansion. Which will boost annual capacity from 160,000 vehicles today to 240,000 by 2012. With the sinking value of the dollar the U.S. is about to become a major exporter of cars and trucks and BMW plans to play a big roll in that.
Click an above image to see larger photos of BMW’s Spartanburg plant