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3.5 millionth Greer made BMW headed to China

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Thursday, May 19, 2016

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The 3.5 millionth BMW produced in Greer, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the assembly line and headed to China.
 

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The 3.5 millionth BMW produced in Greer, a BMW X4 xDrive20i, is driven off the assembly line and headed to China.

 



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Assembly team members work on the 3.5 millionth BMW.
 

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Assembly team members work on the 3.5 millionth BMW.

 

The next Greer manufactured BMW milestone will be the four millionth produced.

The 3.5 millionth BMW made in Greer is a Mineral White Metallic BMW X4 xDrive20i and is powered by a 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engine and equipped with Mocha Nevada Leather interior. 

The Sports Activity Coupe is headed to a customer in Fuyang, China, about seven hours west of Shanghai.  

Other benchmark dates for the Greer plant:

• 3 millionth, March 24, 2015 (customer in Kristianstad, Sweden)

• 2.5 millionth, Sept. 18, 2013 (customer was BMW of San Antonio)

• 2 millionth, June 12, 2012 (customer in Germany)

• 1 millionth, Feb. 28, 2006

• 1st American manufactured BMW in Greer, 318i, Sept. 8, 1994

BMW Manufacturing is the exclusive producer of all BMW X3, X4, X5, and X6 vehicles (and their variants). In 2015, the factory produced a record 400,904 vehicles, making it the largest BMW plant in the world by volume.  The plant produces more than 1,400 vehicles each day.

Greer’s plant is in the middle of a $1 billion expansion that includes a new, state-of-the-art body shop, expansion of the X5/X6 Assembly hall, expansion of a logistics warehouse, and construction of two new indoor test tracks.  This expansion will increase the plant’s annual capacity to 450,000 units and add a fifth model to the vehicle lineup – the BMW X7.

 

 

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