Whether you love the thrill of driving a BMW 3 Series in Marietta or you breathe a sigh of relief at the practicality and safety of a BMW X5 in Johns Creek, you’ve probably wondered who owns BMW, who makes BMW, and where are BMW vehicles made. The answers might surprise you. Take a look with United BMW.
BMW AG, as it’s known in Germany, is known simply as the BMW Group in the U.S. The company is an incorporation of shareholders, although German industrialist and engineer Stefan Quandt and Susanne Klatten own a majority of the company. Quandt holds a 27% share, and Klatten owns 21%. The rest of the company is owned by public shareholders.
The primary home to BMW manufacturing is located in Dingolfing, Germany, but there are plants located around the world:
Other production facilities located around the world make the BMW vehicles Milton drivers love and the parts that make them run so well. There’s even a plant in the U.S. that makes nothing but the BMW X Series of SUVs. No matter where your model was made, you can be certain that BMW reliability lives up to this brand’s exceptional reputation.
In 1994 BMW opened its first U.S. manufacturing plant, a 1,150-acre facility located near Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was expanded in 2010 and employs more people than any other car factory in the U.S. In terms of the number of vehicles produced each year, it’s the largest BMW factory in the world. In 2016 they produced 411,171 vehicles that were exported to over 140 countries. They’re the primary production facility for BMW SUVs.
Should you buy a BMW? We think the answer is a resounding “yes!”
From around the world to the comfort of your home, BMW is there. No matter where your BMW was built, you can find it when you shop the extensive inventory of every BMW make and model on the United BMW website.
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