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BMW Manufacturing Continues as Largest U.S. Automotive Exporter by Value.

Export Value From South Carolina Totals More Than $8.4 Billion in 2018.

Plant Produces 4.5 Millionth BMW Built in South Carolina.

September 8th Marks 25 Years of Production in South Carolina.

                                                                                                   

Spartanburg, S.C.  For a fifth uninterrupted year,
BMW Manufacturing led a republic in automotive exports by value,
according to information expelled this week by a U.S. Department of
Commerce. BMW exported 234,689 X models from a Spartanburg, SC,
plant during 2018. About 81 percent of these Sports Activity Vehicles
and Coupes were exported by a Port of Charleston with an export
value of some-more than $8.4 billion, according to Commerce Department
data. This confirms that a South Carolina bureau is a leading
U.S. automotive exporter by value. 

The remaining 19 percent of BMW X models were exported through
5 other southeastern ports: Savannah, GA; Brunswick, GA;
Jacksonville, FL; Miami, FL; and Everglades, FL. All totaled, the
Spartanburg plant exported scarcely 66 percent of a sum production
volume of 356,749 units. BMW Manufacturing’s prolongation volume and
exports declined somewhat in 2018 due to indication updates of a popular
BMW X4 and BMW X5. 

“Despite final year’s indication changeovers and a ongoing
doubt per trade and tariffs, Plant Spartanburg is still
definitely contributing to a U.S. change of trade,” pronounced Knudt
Flor, boss and CEO of BMW Manufacturing. “This achievement
clearly reinforces BMW’s ongoing joining in a U.S. With
additional models such as a first-ever BMW X7, a BMW X3 M and X4
M, and a recently-announced BMW X3 and X5 plug-in hybrid vehicles,
we expect an boost in prolongation and exports for 2019.”

In 2017, BMW announced an additional $600 million investment in
a Spartanburg plant from 2018 by 2021 for manufacturing
infrastructure for destiny generations of X models.  Last month, the
plant constructed a 4.5 millionth BMW built in South Carolina.  Later
in a year, associates will symbol 25 years of BMW prolongation in a state.

“The conspicuous partnership between BMW and South Carolina
continues to thrive, and this is clear by a fact that a state
stays a nation’s personality in a trade sales of finished passenger
vehicles,” pronounced South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “I
offer my congratulations to BMW and a Upstate workforce on another
clever year. Together, we’re display a universe that South Carolina
truly is ‘Just right.’”

“BMW is a poignant pier user whose operations are a
extensive item to a Port and a state of South Carolina,” said
Jim Newsome, boss and CEO of a South Carolina Ports Authority.
“As business of both Inland Port Greer and a Port of Charleston,
BMW’s continued enlargement has been a motorist of a clever import and
trade volumes. We are unapproachable to offer a nation’s heading automotive
exporter and demeanour brazen to ancillary their destiny growth.”

BMW Group Plant Spartanburg produces some-more than 1,400 vehicles
any day. In 2018, a Spartanburg plant constructed 356,749 vehicles.
The bureau has a prolongation ability of 450,000 vehicles and employs
some-more than 11,000 people. 

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BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Manufacturing
Co., LLC is a auxiliary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany, and is the
tellurian writer of a BMW X3, X5, X5 M and X7 Sports Activity
Vehicles and X4, X6 and X6 M Sports Activity Coupes.  In further to
a South Carolina production facility, BMW Group North American
subsidiaries embody sales, selling and financial services
operations in a United States, Canada and via Latin America;
and a pattern organisation and record bureau in California. For more
information on BMW Manufacturing, revisit www.bmwusfactory.com.

BMW Group In America

BMW of North America, LLC has been benefaction in a United States
given 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing
vehicles in 2003.  The BMW Group in a United States has grown to
embody marketing, sales, and financial use organizations for the
BMW code of engine vehicles, including motorcycles, a MINI brand,
and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Designworks, a vital design
consultancy formed in California; record offices in Silicon Valley
and Chicago, and several other operations via a country.  BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is a BMW Group global
core of cunning for BMW X models and manufactures a X3, X4, X5,
X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes. The BMW Group sales
classification is represented in a U.S. by networks of 347 BMW
newcomer automobile and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 148 BMW
motorcycle retailers, 125 MINI newcomer automobile dealers, and 37
Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., a BMW
Group’s sales domicile for North America, is located in Woodcliff
Lake, New Jersey.

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Journalist note:  BMW Plant Spartanburg information
is accessible during www.bmwusfactory.com
Information about BMW Group and a products in a USA is available
during www.press.bmwna.com
and www.bmwusanews.com.

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Communications, BMW Manufacturing Co.
Telephone: +1 864-802-5546, [email protected]

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Corporate Communications, BMW Manufacturing Co.
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864-802-5346, [email protected]