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!!!
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
R.I.P fast 6
Two wheels or Four, I'm happy as long as the throttle is pinned.
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.
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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