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20 years of the BMW SUV: inside BMW's US mega Spartanburg factory

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Came across this article - posted yesterday in Autoexpress. Found it interesting and hence thought I'd share.

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https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/10...s-mega-factory

20 years of the BMW SUV: inside BMW's US mega factory

To celebrate 20 years of the BMW SUV, we take a tour of BMW's gigantic Spartanburg factory in the US

Spartanburg is BMWs home away from home. The firms factory in the United States directly employs around 11,000 people and supports another 17,000 across South Carolina accounting for a staggering 1.6 per cent of the states total workforce.

Spanning an under-roof campus that measures approximately seven million square feet, BMWs Spartanburg facility was constructed in just 23 months. The first model (a white E36 318i, in case you were wondering) rolled off the line back in September 1994.

Since its inception, Spartanburg has produced more than 4.5 million cars, earning its place as the global hub of BMWs extensive range of X-badged SUVs. Thats big business for the sprawling plant; of the 2.1m BMWs built around the world in 2018, almost 800,000 were SUVs.

Rest of article at https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/10...s-mega-factory
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