In 2019, BMW produced a record 411,620 vehicles in the USA and exported 70% of these cars to 125 markets. The X5 and X3 were the top models.
In full calendar year 2019, BMW Manufacturing celebrated its 25th year of producing vehicles in the USA by setting a new production record with a total of 411,620 X models produced. The 2019 result topped the previous record by 449 units (411,171 in 2016). The BMW South Carolina plant remained the largest plant by volume in the BMW Group’s global production network. The most-produced BMWs in the US plants were the X5 and X3.
BMW USA Production by Model in 2019
2019 marked the third time BMW Plant Spartanburg has topped the 400,000 mark (2015: 400,904 and 2016: 411,171).
A breakdown of BMW’s 2019 production by model in the US was as follows:
- BMW X3: 115,088
- BMW X4: 65,557
- BMW X5: 161,096
- BMW X6: 17,260
- BMW X7: 52,619
Since 2017, the Spartanburg plant has launched five BMW X models, four Motorsport X models and two electrified vehicles:
- August 2017 – third-generation BMW X3
- April 2018 – second-generation BMW X4
- August 2018 – fourth-generation BMW X5
- December 2018 – first-ever BMW X7
- April 2019 – first-ever BMW X3 M and X4 M
- August 2019 – third-generation BMW X6 and second-generation BMW X5 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (xDrive45e)
- December 2019 – third-generation BMW X5 M and X6 M, first-ever BMW X3 plug-in hybrid electric (xDrive30e)
Sales and Exports of BMWs Produced in the USA in 2019
BMW Manufacturing has contributed significantly to the company’s U.S. sales success. In 2019, 159,277 X models produced at Plant Spartanburg were sold in the United States, 49 percent of all BMW brand U.S. sales. The top two BMWs sold in America were the BMW X3 and BMW X5.
Since 1994, BMW has produced over 4.8 million BMWs in the U.S. and invested more than $10.6 billion USD in Plant Spartanburg. The Spartanburg plant currently produces more than 1,500 vehicles each day, exporting about 70 percent of these models to more than 125 global markets. The factory has a production capacity of 450,000 vehicles and employs more than 11,000 people.
About BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC
BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC is a subsidiary of BMW AG in Munich, Germany, and 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. In addition to the South Carolina manufacturing facility, BMW Group North American subsidiaries include sales, marketing and financial services operations in the United States, Canada and throughout Latin America; a BMW manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico; and a design firm and technology office in California.