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BMW opens its first press shop in North America in Spartanburg

This $200 million press shop will create 200 jobs at BMW.

A large white manufacturing plant in the background with grass in the foreground.

This is what dreams cars are made of. | Photo by Fred Rollison

New press shop, who’s this? Celebrating 30 years in business, BMW Manufacturing is opening its first press shop in North America, right here in the Upstate — Spartanburg, to be exact.

With this new shop comes new BMW models: the Fourth-Generation BMW X3 + the Silver Anniversary Edition of the BMW X5. You can get your hands on these new rides in the fall.

By the numbers

  • 219,000. That how many sqft the shop has. The space will produce sheet metal parts (think: doors, fenders, and lift gates) for the BMW X3.
  • $200 million. That’s the total investment our community will receive from this project.
  • 200. That’s how many new jobs will be created.

According to a press release sent about the shop, by 2026, the assembly of all electric sports activity vehicles will start at the new shop in Sparkle City. We think that’s BMW - tiful.

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