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For BMW, 2015 is Record Production Year

BMW Manufacturing recorded its largest annual production in 2015. Exactly 400,904 X-models rolled off the line last year making the South Carolina plant the largest volume producer in the company’s global production network. This achievement represents a 15% increase over the production volume for 2014 (349,949). In 2015, the plant exported 70% (281,256) of the total volume to over 140 countries around the globe.

“2015 was another very successful year for Plant Spartanburg,” said Manfred Erlacher, President and CEO, BMW Manufacturing Co. “We have an outstanding team of dedicated associates that are highly committed to delivering premium quality vehicles for our customers to enjoy.”

2015 production volume by model totaled:

  • X3 (142,613)
  • X4 (55,027)
  • X5 (158,766)
  • X6 (44,498)

In 2016, the company’s U.S. factory will continue its three-year, $1 Billion investment that was announced in 2014. This expansion will further increase the plant’s overall capacity and add a fifth model to their vehicle line-up, the all-new BMW X7. By the end of 2016, the plant’s annual production capacity will increase to 450,000 units.

Construction projects related to the plant’s capacity expansion include:

  • A new state-of-the-art, 527,000 square foot body shop
  • Two new indoor test tracks
  • 200,0000 square foot expansion to X5/X6 assembly hall
  • Warehouse expansion (105,000 square feet)