BMW Manufacturing celebrates 6 million cars produced

BMW is celebrating the production of the 6,000,000th automobile built in the USA. It is 30 years since the opening of the factory in Spartanburg.

At the end of September, BMW Manufacturing had six million reasons to celebrate two important factory milestones. At the beginning of the month, employees at the South Carolina plant produced the six millionth automobile built in the USA. The benchmark car was an X6 M in Java Green metallic color, equipped with a 4.4 liter V8 engine developing 600 HP. The interior is fully covered with Merino leather in Silverstone shade and two-tone 21/22-inch wheels. Due to its historical significance, this X6 M will remain in the factory and become part of the historical collection.

“Since June 2020, the team at the Spartanburg plant has produced one million automobiles,” said Dr. Robert Engelhorn, president and chief executive officer of BMW Manufacturing. “I am incredibly proud of our employees and the resilience they have shown during this volatile time. We have world-class people building world-class automobiles.”

BMW’s first North American plant turns 30

30 years ago, on September 30, 1992, the late governor of South Carolina, Carroll Campbell, and BMW chairman, Eberhard von Kuenheim, inaugurated the construction of the company’s first full production plant outside of Germany. The celebration attracted hundreds of local and state officials, as well as executives from Germany and the US. The event was even attended by the late Johanna Quandt, whose husband, Herbert, helped save the company from bankruptcy in 1959.

At the inauguration event, the spotlight was on Governor Campbell and President von Kuenheim, who had developed a friendship during the months of negotiations. They knew that this decision would change the state and BMW.

Since 1992, the BMW Group has invested nearly $12 billion in its South Carolina operations. BMW Manufacturing is the largest BMW Group plant in the world. It produces over 1,500 cars daily and 433,810 units in 2021.

Source: BMW

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