• May 15th 2007 at 8:04AM
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According to a Reuters report, BMW's Spartanburg, NC SC plant will be taking on some additional duties when the new X3 is produced in the next few years. The plant, which currently builds the X5 and Z4 roadsters, will also be building the upcoming X6 CUV.

Considering the plant has been somewhat underutilized – only rolling out 105,000 vehicles in 2006, when its capable of producing 200k units – seems like a good fit, especially since the move would negate the serious currency fluctuations that are plaguing other automakers. However, a German labor representative was none too happy about the announcement, citing that BMW's Leipzig plant in Germany, which produces the 1- and 3-series, isn't working to its full potential either.

[Source: Reuters]

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 8 Years Ago
      it is in spartanburg, which is in sc. go drive around and u'll see cops in x5's and a couple of old 5 series
      • 8 Years Ago
      the BMW X3 is currently built in the
      MAGNA Plant in Graz(Austria).
      and will be until 2010.
      so it is a sad(not unexpected) move
      for the people there.
      BMW might give them the Mini SUV(2009)

      • 8 Years Ago
      One small error: the plant is in South Carolina, not North Carolina. Just for the record.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Welcome to the "global" economy, Germany...you've just been f**cked.
      • 8 Years Ago
      I think it is Great that BMW will me naking the X3 here in the states. I recently purchase a BMW X3 from
      amd I love it.
      Welcome to the USA BMW.
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