The two millionth BMW made in Greer was exported Wednesday with a ceremony attended by officials from BMW Manufacturing Co., and the South Carolina Port Authority (SPA) in Charleston.
The gray X5 was driven aboard an auto carrier at the docks in downtown Charleston. About 70 percent of the BMWs manufactured in Greer are exported.
The Greer Inland Port handled more rail moves in February than any other month since it opened in October 2013.
The port handled 8,623 rail moves in February. Fiscal year-to-date rail moves have increased nearly 66 percent, with 58,211 moves since July.
Yoan Moncada has a little piece of Greer at the Boston Red Sox spring training camp in Fort Myers, Fla.
Moncada, 20, has a stable of luxury cars that include the BMW X6M manufactured in Greer. He also took delivery of a black BMW i8 and white Lamborghini (Lambo HWA) on Thursday. Both of Moncada’s BMWs include a wide body kit.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 10.7 percent in February for a total of 22,498 compared to 25,201 vehicles sold in February 2015. Year-to-date, BMW brand is down 8.2 percent from the same period last year with sales of 40,580 vehicles.
Notable vehicle sales include the X1, which increased 60.2 percent, the X3, which increased by 19.5 percent, and the 2 Series, which increased by 107.5 percent. The X3 is manufactured in Greer.