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      10-30-2010, 10:33 AM   #1
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New BMW X3 Production and Spartanburg Photos

Here is a great set of photos showing the 2011 X3 assembly process as well as photos of BMW's South Carolina Spartanburg plant after its $1 billion expansion to 1.2 million square feet.



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      10-30-2010, 10:40 AM   #2
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      10-30-2010, 11:43 AM   #3
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WOW...that was cool!.....nice pics!...thx for sharing Jason!
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Nice pics!
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      10-30-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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I'll take one that's unpainted! The color of the metal is SO nice.
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      10-30-2010, 12:37 PM   #6
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WOW!!! Those are cooler views that I got to see taking a tour of the factory.
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yawzzer .. thank you ladies and gentlemen of the BMW factory.
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      10-30-2010, 01:55 PM   #8
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Great photos!
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Very cool pics.


It's sad though when you see how much fatter the American workers are than the ones from similar German photos
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Very cool pics.


It's sad though when you see how much fatter the American workers are than the ones from similar German photos
Very sad, everyone in those pictures is overweight.
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I went to the plant a couple months ago, they were just starting to build prototype X3s and it was really cool to see. That place is hugeee btw
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they're building the diesels in this plant too?
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

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Very cool pics.


It's sad though when you see how much fatter the American workers are than the ones from similar German photos
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Very sad, everyone in those pictures is overweight.

It's very sad that this is the only thing you guys get out of these great photos!

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Notice how the only North American spec X3 in the photos was the one with all of the workers gathered around?

So lets get this straight, its built in North America, yet it's still available first in Europe!


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The blue one

Great pics! Hey, whats up with the blue one in the post paint finish area? Is that a custom color or just the lighting in the pic? Looks like a Lemans blue rather than the deep sea blue offered in most countries.

That said, did you see any other colors?
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Great to see such amazing products being created in NA.
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so much better than the current model.
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If the place is that good and these new cars are rolling off the line why aren't we getting orders until next March......??
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Was there two weeks ago for the X3 Ride & Drive. It really is incredible but the MOST incredible part is that Hall 52 where all the assembly is done is completely quiet. You can literally hear a pin drop on the assmebly line during production. No one needs hearing protection and the facility is absolutely spotlessly clean.
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If the place is that good and these new cars are rolling off the line why aren't we getting orders until next March......??
BMW X3 xDrive20d is sold out across Europe until next April.
The car has proved to be immensely popular with interest rising day by day.
So much so that in Germany, BMW are sending dealers examples from their own fleet for exclusive customer viewings and drives.

The new X3 is off to a great start.

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Very sad, everyone in those pictures is overweight.
What I see is men and woman taking pride in creating a vehicle which not only reflects the the company but also is testament to the associates high level of skills and professionalism involved with building this car.
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