If you’re ever in the Spartanburg, NC area one of the things you MUST do is visit the BMW plant for a guided tour.
The facility builds the BMW X models and produces the X3, X3 M, X5, X5 M and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles and X4, X4 M, X6 and X6 M Sports Activity Coupes.
Tours are $15 or less and they fill up pretty quickly. They have two tours – a one hour tour and extended two hour.
From BMW’s website:
Walk along our assembly line and see for yourself how the Ultimate Driving Machine is Built. This tour begins with the painted body of the vehicle and ends with the completed vehicle driving out of the plant.
The physical size of BMW Plant Spartanburg is approximately 7.0 million square feet with the recent addition of a new body shop, an expansion of the X5/X6 assembly hall, and an expansion of logistics. Current construction includes the expansion of Assembly North (X3/X4 assembly) by 140,000 square feet and renovation/re-tooling of the first-generation X4 body shop.
Currently, BMW Manufacturing produces more than 1,400 vehicles each day. The factory is the global producer of BMW X3, X4, X5 and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles and Coupes (and their variants) to more than 140 global markets.
The two hour tour is the same as above but it takes you to the incredible new body shop where you will see sophisticated robotics build the frames of the vehicles. Check the availability of tours here.