2012 BMW X3: All-American?
March 15, 2012
BMW Manufacturing Co in Spartanburg, SC, produced its first vehicle, a 318i, on September, 8, 1994. BMW has since produced over 2 million vehicles and has invested over $5 billion at that U.S. plant.
Our long-term 2012 BMW X3 was built in the Spartanburg plant, along with the X5 and X6 SUVs (Z4 production was moved from Spartanburg in August 2008.) In fact, all X3s -- regardless of the country for which they're destined -- are built in Spartanburg. Additionally, the new X3 was designed in California.
So, considering all the recent fuss about Chrysler and the Clint Eastwood Superbowl ad, does that make the new X3 an American car? Does that even matter to you?
Hit the jump for the video, BMW X3: Defying Logic
Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~4,300 miles