BMW Plant Spartanburg's 7-million-square-foot campus is located right off Highway 85.
BMW in Body Shop process area.
BMW vehicle being inspected in paint shop process area.
Material train carrying parts in assembly shop.
Assembly associate using lift assist to install  a back seat into the vehicle.
BMW's lined up for final inspection on the assembly finish line.

Our Plant.

BMW Group announced on June 23, 1992, that it would build its first full manufacturing facility outside of Germany in South Carolina.  At that time, the company pledged to invest $600 million, to employ 2,000 associates by the year 2000, and attract at least nine suppliers to the state. It was the fastest factory start-up in automotive history—a record 23 months from site groundbreaking to first car produced.

Now over two decades later, the BMW Group has invested over 11.1 billion, and the plant has gone through five major expansions.  There are more than 11,000 jobs onsite with over 40 direct Tier 1 suppliers located in South Carolina and 300 suppliers in the United States.

In 2017, BMW Group announced an additional investment of $600 million in manufacturing infrastructure for the plant to prepare for future generations of the BMW X model family.  This is the sixth major expansion since the plant opened. 

Since the start of production in 1994 the plant has produced over 5 million vehicles. Currently, BMW Manufacturing produces more than 1,500 vehicles each day and exports 70 percent of its production. The factory is the global producer of the BMW X3, X3 M, X5, X5 M and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles and X4, X4 M, X6 and X6 M Sports Activity Coupes.

Zentrum Museum in background.

BMW Signature Car and 25 Year Anniversary commemorative vehicle staged in front of Zentrum Museum.

25 Years of Production.

First BMW in the United States built in 1994.


Smiling BMW Associate working in door line assembly area.
Smiling BMW Associate working in door line assembly area.


Large group of 25 year BMW Associates around the commemorative anniversary vehicle.

BMW Associate Reflections.

Performance, Passion and Pride.