Spartanburg, South Carolina
The BMW brand's only production facility in the United States, and its first full manufacturing facility outside Germany, is BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC. in Spartanburg, SC. Located in a 4.0 million square foot plant that employs more than 7,000 people, here is where all of the world's BMW X3 and X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity coupes are created. Since its construction in 1992, the plant has invested almost $5 billion to meet ever-increasing demands from over 130 countries.
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You can visit the BMW Zentrum Museum, BMW's only museum in North America. Admission to the Zentrum is free and is open 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. If you would like to visit the plant, guided tours of the factory are $7.00 US and $3.50 US for students and BMWCCA members. Factory tours originate from the Zentrum. Tour visitors must be 12 years of age and older and wear closed-toe and closed-heel shoes. To inquire about availability or to schedule a plant tour call 1-888-TOUR-BMW (868-7269). Reservations are required.