A record 287,700 BMW X models were exported from the BMW Manufacturing plant in Greer in 2016.
Approximately 86 percent of the sports activity vehicles and coupes were exported through the Port of Charleston with an export value of $9.53 billion, according to data from the U.S. Department of Commerce. That makes the facility the leading U.S. automotive exporter by value.
BMW is recalling more than 230,000 cars and SUVs in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Thirteen automakers are among the latest recall for more than 652,000 vehicles in the U.S.
The BMW recall covers certain 3 series cars from 2000 to 2002, some 5 series cars from 2001 to 2002, and some X5 SUVs from 2001 to 2003.