BMW Group Plant Spartanburg has produced its 5 millionth vehicle at the South Carolina facility. The Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition was equipped with a 617-horsepower M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels.
“This BMW X5 M Competition is a symbol of the success of our products and the commitment and dedication of our associates and supplier network,” said Knudt Flor, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “Every BMW X5 in the world comes from Plant Spartanburg.”
BMW Spartanburg employs 11,000 people producing more than 1,500 vehicles a day, with 70 percent of the vehicles exported to 125 markets around the world.
“More than half of the BMW vehicles we sell in the U.S. are built right here in the U.S., so we cannot overstate the importance of Plant Spartanburg to our sales network,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, president and CEO of BMW of North America. “BMW Group has long considered the United States to be our second home and we are proud to say that the U.S. is in fact home to the biggest BMW plant in the world.”
BMW Spartanburg is comprised of a 7 million-square-foot campus where employees produce BMW X3, X3 M, X5, X5 M and X7 SUVs and X4, X4 M, X6 and X6 M coupes.
The plant celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, highlighting that it produced its first vehicle — a 318i — in 1994.