Plant tours at BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer have been suspended for new model production and not expected to resume until summer of 2014, the company announced today.
BMW Manufacturing is undergoing a $900 million expansion that will allow the production of 350,000 units at its more than 4-million-square-foot facility. The X4, introduced this week at the Shanghai Auto Show as a concept car, has been designated as Greer’s next production model.
The South Carolina Inland Port in Greer is on a fast track and Greer Commission of Public Works is doing better than keeping pace, Randy Olson reported today at the utility's monthly meeting.
“There’s a little bit of everything going on,” at the inland port, said Olson, CPW City Operations Manager.
A $13.4 million, 414,534 square foot BMW Manufacturing Co. warehouse is being constructed at the Greer Inland Port. The size is the equivalent to four Wal-Mart SuperStores.
The warehouse will be used for the Greer-produced BMW vehicles to be prepared as kits for as many as three to a rail container for shipment overseas. The containers will be shipped to the Port of Charleston for export.
Darrin McDonald said this year's group of BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrities is "probably as deep as we've ever had as far as star power."
McDonald, executive director of the Pro-Am, announced 24 celebrities committed to the BMW Charity Pro-Am, May 16-19 during the tournament's annual media day at the BMW Performance Center.
The BMW Charity Pro-Am celebrity commitments announced at the BMW Performance Center by Darin McDonald, Executive Director of the tournament.
The 24 celebrities with their credits in parentheses are:
BMW Group reported it sold more vehicles in March than in any other month in its history.
The company sold a total of 191,269 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles in the past month, exceeding the previous all-time high in March last year (185,741 units/+3.0 percent). The company also achieved a new high for the first three months: Retail volumes for the year to the end of March increased by 5.3 percent to 448,200 units (prev. yr. 425,543 units).
The BMW Concept X4 will debut at Auto Shanghai 2013. The pre-production version of BMW’s next crossover model is seen in these images released by BMW Thursday.
The information provided by BMW appears that an official announcement is imminent for the production schedule of the X4 – which will be assembled at Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co. facility with sales scheduled for 2014.
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 33,149 vehicles, an increase of 11.2 percent from the 29,806 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.
In March, best performing vehicles included the Greer-based BMW Manufacturing Co. Sports Activity Vehicle segment (X3, X5 and X6), up 40 percent to 7,317 units.