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??? of the Day!!! Are all Bimmers Created Equally??

Are all Bimmers built in Germany? Where was yours built? You can get the info, from the tag inside d/s door or the engine compartment!!!!

This is in regards to subframe cracks on certain e46's!!!

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Z3's and Z4's and X3's and X5's are built in South Carolina. Some E39's were built in England. Some models are also built in South Africa. Otherwise I don't know.



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I know my 97 e36 328i was built in Germany. I found this info on the vin tag inside the drivers door. In my opinion, it matters. I use to work for Toyota in Port Newark, NJ as an installer,& we use to get Camrys built from Japan & Camrys built here in USA. The cars built in Japan were much better quality, meaning they used better building materials such heavier gauge metal & plastics. Maybe when you buy a NEW BIMMER you need to find out where it is built first. I think they are manufacturing BMW's outside of Germany these days. Something to look into!!!
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Only a select few models are manufactured outside of Germany. M3UOND named these. As for the ones built in SA...that was i believe the 7 series. there was a thread within a thread about it here a whiile back, but if memory serves me, that was the e32

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mine was built in regensburg, bavaria, germany
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^^^ i attempted that, but had no success.

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that's a hell of alot of bmw plants.

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that's a hell of alot of bmw plants.
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Rejuvinating an old thread.....

X3's are built by Steyer in Austria, although production will be shifting to SC in the next version. Also, China has a factory that produces a streched 5 series.

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X3's are built by Steyer in Austria, although production will be shifting to SC in the next version. Also, China has a factory that produces a streched 5 series.
Uh, no they arent. SOrry but all x series suvs are built in spartanburg, SC. even ones currently driven in germany are manu'd in the good ole US of A.

Same with z series cars.(old and new)

also the south african factory used to produce e30 335i's that were powered by the m30 motor as used in the e28 535is.

SA makes lots of sa specific market vehicles, some of which were pretty cool, but the e30 mentioned above was my favorite.
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You stand corrected. ;-)

I am sitting here looking at the window sticker for my 2005 X3 which says:

Final Assembly Point: Graz, Austria

Country of Origin:
Engine: Germany
Transmission: France

X3 assembly will move to South Carolina in the next version. At that time the Z series will go overseas.

Here is the link to the Spartanburg, BMW factory. It confirms that X6 and X3 production will be moving there shortly: BMW Manufacturing Co.


I don't know alot about the other factories, but I research my own cars extensively.

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X6 and 1 series are to be built in america. BMW saving money and fighting inflation from dollar vs euro<<opening up a new plant in north america or expanding on old one. this worries me, German designed and built = better machine...hence volkswagon german designed built/ assembled in MEXICO<< quality shows.
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Mine was made in good old germany. My other car (mazdaspeed3) was built in japan and I have heard and seen bad quality in mazdas built in the states so I'm very happy to have one that wasn't made here.

Pinnacle the us isn't mexico, having BMW produce cars in the states for us allows them to hedge their bets and helps us to get a product that is cheaper due to less exchange rate risk and I haven't heard any bad press about the quality of the US produced BMWs.


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