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      06-11-2020, 09:12 AM   #1
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Five Millionth BMW Rolls Off The Line at U.S. Spartanburg Plant

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BMW Manufacturing Achieved Historic Milestone on June 4.

Spartanburg, S.C- June 11, 2020... BMW Manufacturing achieved another milestone on June 4 with production of the five millionth BMW built in the United States. The historic vehicle is a Toronto Red Metallic BMW X5 M Competition 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. Due to its historic significance, this X5 M Competition will remain at the factory and become part of the BMW historic collection.

“You cannot be successful in business if you do not have great products and great people. 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. We are proud to call South Carolina home!”

“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, 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. We congratulate our colleagues on this historic achievement.”

“BMW changed the very fabric of our state’s economy when it decided to locate in South Carolina nearly three decades ago,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “That this great company built its five millionth American-made vehicle in Spartanburg should be a source of great pride for our people and a reason for celebration. It’s one more example of South Carolinians sharing in the success of a company that has become an integral part of our state because of its dedication to our people.”

Production milestones at BMW Manufacturing:

1 Millionth BMW – February 28, 2006 – Z4 M Roadster
1.5 Millionth BMW – September 8, 2009 – BMW X6 xDrive35i
2 Millionth BMW – January 12, 2012 – BMW X3 xDrive35i
2.5 Millionth BMW – September 17, 2013 – BMW X5 xDrive50i
3 Millionth BMW – March 24, 2015 – BMW X5 M
3.5 Millionth BMW – May 18, 2016 – BMW X4 xDrive20i
4 Millionth BMW – September 8, 2017 – BMW X3 xDrive M40i
4.5 Millionth BMW – March 7, 2019 – BMW X7 xDrive40
5 Millionth BMW – June 4, 2020 – BMW X5 M Competition

The South Carolina plant also celebrated two important milestones last year – 25 years of production and a record year of 411,620 vehicles built. In 2019, Plant Spartanburg led the nation in automotive exports by value for the sixth consecutive year, with a total export value of approximately $9.6 billion. Nearly 70 percent of the plant’s total production was exported from 2010 – 2019.

BMW Manufacturing is the global center of competence for BMW Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes. Over the years, through continuous investment which now totals more than $10.6 billion, the factory has been expanded six times to more than 7 million square feet. The plant employs more than 11,000 people who build BMW X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 models for the U.S. market and the world.

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      06-11-2020, 11:13 AM   #2
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Incredible success story the X vehicles.

5,000,000
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Pretty impressive. My Mom had a 2005 X5 4.8is. I loved that car.
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It would be nice if the actually shipped them. My 2021 X3M Competition has been sitting there for a month waiting to be shipped.
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always amazes me how many they roll out.
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Incredible success story the X vehicles.

5,000,000
Let's hope they do not screw up the next generation with a big ass ugly grille.
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great job BMW and Spartansburg!!
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Great for BMW. Nice to see a Toronto Red colored vehicle hit the milestone as it's one of BMW's best new colors.
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Great for BMW. Nice to see a Toronto Red colored vehicle hit the milestone as it's one of BMW's best new colors.
Agree, need to see some more red and other interesting colors expand across the lineup.
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Fabrication, paint shop, assembly etc...The tireless little robots need a medal. And the care takers.
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I wonder what the average sale price of the Xs have been over the years and models. Just a guess but assume...

$60,000

5,000,000 X 60,000 =$3e11

That's some revenue!!! Yes there are huge costs but just a moment to recognise that. Holy kerrrrching.
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Congratulation and great job on wearing mask during production but not when driving the car out.
Good thing it is going to sit in the museum for years.
Time capsule for COVID.
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Congrats!! What a great moment for BMW and for the F95.
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This is a serious achievement. Huge success.
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Congratulations to the State of South Carolina for the great job they are doing to entice manufacturing to move here. BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Boeing, and Michelin to name a few. Being a transplant from the tax hell of Connecticut it's like heaven. Nikki Haley for President in 2024!
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Agreed

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