Just over two years since the plant, which has a capacity of about 450,000 vehicles per year and employs 11,000 people, has produced its 5 millionth vehicle. The reason for this extremely rapid jump of another million cars produced? BMW says second half of 2020 is record for them, and so will 2021 when the company handles 433,810 cars in South Carolina. That pace continues into the first half of 2022, they say.
South Carolina It’s also where my personal 2007 BMW Z4 was made, so I have a deep love and admiration for the people who work there, even if the car has been a wreck all these years. next month. I really can’t blame the builders.
For 28 years, it opened, BMW investedmanages nearly $12 billion at the plant and says it exports almost 60% of the cars it builds there to 120 markets around the world. That number really makes BMW the biggest automotive explorer by value in the United States for eight consecutive years.
Here are the key cars that the X6 M participates in:
- 1 part per million – February 28, 2006 – Z4 M Roadster
- 2 millionth – January 12, 2012 – BMW X3 xDrive35i
- 3 millionth – March 24, 2015 – BMW X5 USA
- 4 millionth – September 8, 2017 – BMW X3 xDrive M40i
- 5 millionth – June 4, 2020 – BMW X5 USA Competition
- Friday, September 2, 2022 – BMW X6 USA
Those numbers really show how much BMW has increased production at this plant. It took the company 12 years to produce one a million cars, then only 6 years to produce another 1 million. Then two to three years per million vehicles. Impressively. Pay attention to a follow-up article in November 2024 when Spartanburg produces its 7 millionth car.
BMW produced the year “X” SUModel V in South Carolina – and four more “X” M cars. The newest addition to South Carolina portfolio is the newly introduced BMW XM, which will enter production later this year.