In South Carolina at BMW’s Spartanburg Plant the launch of the third-generation BMW X3. However, at the largest BMW manufacturing plant in the world, there’s far more to see than just the new X3. This is the birthplace of BMW’s X-model cars, as the brand’s first ever SUV, the E53-generation BMW X5. Thankfully, BMW is aware of the history at the Spartanburg Plant and has some of the those classic X models lying around.

The new BMW X3 is built on the brand’s new scalable architecture and features new engines, new suspension and a ton of new technology. It should be the best driving X3 to date, which is actually saying a lot because the first-gen X3 was quite a lot of fun to drive. But this one features some properly sporty kit, even some rugged capability and a more premium feel than ever before.

BMW announced today a further $600 million investment in its manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, adding another 1,000 jobs by 2021 to the 9,000 already employed to assemble the X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7 crossovers, including electric and M performance versions.

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Comments

    • Rick R
      Rick R

      I thought to buy the new X3 but now I kniw it's made in US I'll probably choose a different brand

      about 7 months ago
    • Chill Man
      Chill Man In reply to Rick R

      Best way to avoid US assembly is to avoid buying an SUV. Many brands are doing this.

      about 1 month ago
    • Keith Brown
      Keith Brown

      BMW plants some of the most erie stuff

      about 1 year ago
    • Ahmed Eltorky
      Ahmed Eltorky

      Did you no how maths the elctraste welding cost power in the manth angle

      about 1 year ago
    • ivano ferrero
      ivano ferrero

      old models!!

      about 1 year ago
    • Hueira Sparta
      Hueira Sparta

      made in USA -_-; this is not the BMW.

      about 1 year ago
    • Philip MacGovern
      Philip MacGovern

      Those are clearly 2017 X3s, not the newer 2018.

      about 1 year ago
    • Tadeusz Tomaszew
      Tadeusz Tomaszew

      I have X5 made in SC. quality is TOTAL DISASTER. they cannot even make DOOR HANDLES. Material disintergrates and my X5 handles are gluey and have to be replaced. I will NEVER EVER GET A GERMAN CAR. Only Lexus for me. BMW quality SUCKS! My X5 transmission disntegrated at 190Kmiles because I FOLLOWED BMW/ZF recommendation of LIFETIME OIL. Soon later engine - where I replaced oil meticulously broke down ENTIRELY. I have a toyota with 2x miles. NO ISSUES AT ALL. BMW quality esp quality of materials and general engineering is DISASTER. FYI. TO TOW the car u need special red 'hammer' tool to disengage transmissionm into NEUTRAL to pull it on a truck. SAME THING in a Camry requires a PUSH of a button no special WEIRD IDIOT ENIGNEERING red hammers easy to lose. I will not mention the insane problems with getting parts for fuel pump recall forced on them by NHTSA. BMW dealers and BMW corporate had me stranded in California without parts for MONTHS. NO refund for all tows and hassles. TOTAL DISASTER COMPANY. Never again BMW

      about 1 year ago
    • Chill Man
      Chill Man In reply to Tadeusz Tomaszew

      @Hueira Sparta Mercedes Benz builds SUVs in Alabama, USA

      about 1 month ago
    • Tadeusz Tomaszew
      Tadeusz Tomaszew In reply to Tadeusz Tomaszew

      no experience with that plant...but BMW experience... will last me for a lifetime. Xshits all over

      about 1 year ago
    • Hueira Sparta
      Hueira Sparta In reply to Tadeusz Tomaszew

      recommend Sindelfingen plant in German, Mercedes Benz. ^^

      about 1 year ago
    • Tadeusz Tomaszew
      Tadeusz Tomaszew In reply to Tadeusz Tomaszew

      I have Camry Hybrid 2007 and X5. Former: NO ISSUES AT ALL. Latter... total diaster... constant issues, lights glued to the frame, poor materials, constant issues with FRENCH made alternators by VALEO, constant issues with electronics..JUNK CARS ....disaster crap BMW engineering. no wonder thery lost the war as they had to TOW TANKs from Moscow to Berlin to fix them..

      about 1 year ago
    • Eden Roth
      Eden Roth In reply to Tadeusz Tomaszew

      European car can't beat Japanese car.

      about 1 year ago