Vehicle Development


Spartanburg, South Carolina
BMW's only production facility in the United States, and its first full manufacturing facility outside Germany, is BMW Manufacturing Corp. in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Here is where all of the world's roadsters and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles are created.

BMW Manufacturing Corp. builds Z4s and X5s in a 2.5 million square foot plant that employs more than 4,500 associates. Since its construction in 1993, the plant has invested more than $3.3 billion to meet ever-increasing demands from over 120 countries.

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The BMW Zentrum Museum is the 28,000 square-foot visitors center that symbolizes BMW's heritage of engineering excellence and innovation, as well as BMW Manufacturing's role as an active corporate citizen. The Zentrum is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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