The first-ever BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicle is almost here, capping a year of excited anticipation that began with a preview by the BMW Concept X7 iPerformance last fall. With the world premiere of the BMW X7 in road-ready design coming soon, preparations are well underway at BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in South Carolina to begin production by the end of this year.
As the BMW Group Center of Competence for X models, Plant Spartanburg makes a perfect home for the BMW X7. The new flagship of the BMW X model family, the spacious BMW X7 will be produced alongside the BMW X3, X4, X5, and X6.
“We are proud to produce the BMW X7 here in Spartanburg, the home of our X models,” said President and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Knudt Flor. “This is a very special vehicle and our associates are looking forward to yet a further member of the X family. Together with the BMW X7, a total of five BMW X models will be exported from Spartanburg to customers around the world.”
The pre-production versions of the BMW X7 built at the plant have been delivered to development department specialists who will ensure the vehicles’ ability to stand up to extreme conditions. These specialists will also guide the X7 through homologation and registration processes, making certain that the final product earns its Ultimate Driving Machine® label.
Spartanburg is BMW Group’s largest global manufacturing facility; approximately 70 percent of its products exported to 140 countries around the world, making it the largest vehicle exporter in the United States based on value. Current annual capacity stands at 450,000 vehicles, with 1,400 BMW X vehicles coming off the assembly line every day. BMW Group Plant Spartanburg employs more than 10,000 people, and an additional 1,000 jobs will be added by 2021.
This article is presented by BMW of Cincinnati North in Cincinnati, Ohio.