BMW Manufacturing reaches milestone at Plant Spartanburg.

PositionBMW X6 M, BMW XM

A java green metallic BMW X6 M rolled off the assembly line today, 30 years after the company broke ground on the BMW Manufacturing plant in Spartanburg County.

The vehicle has a 600-horsepower 4.4 liter BMW M TwinPower V-8 engine, Silverstone full Merino leather interior and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels.

Those wheels will never hit the street, though.

It is the 6 millionth automobile made at Plant Spartanburg and will stay there as part of its BMW historic collection.

"Since June 2020, the team at Plant Spartanburg has produced 1 million vehicles," BMW Manufacturing President and CEO Robert Engelhorn said in a news release. "I'm incredibly proud of our associates and the resilience they have shown during this volatile time. We have world-class people who build world-class vehicles."

The plant had a record six-month period in the second half of 2020, a record year in 2021 with 433,810 cars produced, and a productive first half of 2022, the news release said.

The time between million-mark milestones is shrinking. The factory hit 1 millionin February 2006...

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