Where is BMW Made?

In 1992, BMW Group announced that it would build its first entire BMW manufacturing facility outside Europe. When BMW Group announced on June 23, 1992, the company pledged an investment of $600 million and employed 2,000 team members by 2000. BMW Group's pledge to build in SC would also attract additional suppliers to South Carolina.


BMW Group produced its first car in less than two years from when it first broke ground, making the BMW Spartanburg, SC, one of the fastest factory start-ups in Automotive history.

On June 23, 1992, BMW Group announced that it would build its first entire manufacturing facility outside of Germany in South Carolina. 


The company pledged to invest $600 million, employ 2,000 associates by 2000, and attract at least nine suppliers to the state. It was the quickest factory start-up in automotive history-23 months from site ground-breaking to the first car produced.


Creating Jobs and Support Local Communities


BMW Group Spartanburg, SC plant plans to support more than 11,000 jobs with over 40 direct Tier I suppliers and approximately 300 various supplies all over the USA, not just in South Carolina. In 2017, the BMW Group announced an additional investment of $600 million in manufacturing infrastructure for the plant to prepare for future generations of the BMW X model family, making it the sixth major expansion since the plant opened.


The Spartanburg SC factory is the global producer of the BMW X3, X3 M, X5, X5 M and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles and X4, X4 M, X6 and X6 M Sports Activity Couples. Since production in 1994, the plant has produced over 5 million vehicles. Currently, the BMW Manufacturing produces more than 1,500 vehicles each day and exports 70 percent of its production.



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Contact us at Rochester Hills, your BMW dealership near me, to learn more about where BMW vehicles are made and how Spartanburg SC Plant is helping create more jobs for the local communities. If you are considering a new BMW vehicle, consider browsing our new vehicle and used vehicle inventory as we have the BMW 228i, BMW 540i, BMW 740i, BMW M850i, BMW X5, X6, and the BMW X7.