Final BMW 3 Series Sedan rolls off SA production lie, makes way for X3

JOHANNESBURG – The final BMW 3 Series Sedan rolled off production line at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn. The plant has produced a total of 1, 191 604 five  generations of the 3 Series and will begin a new era of producing the new BMW X3 in the coming months.
It will continue its current life-cycle and be produced by other plants within the BMW Group production network. Adding to that, it will now be imported into South Africa.
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CEO of BMW Group South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa Tim Abbott said: “We look back with great pride over an extraordinary career path of the production of the five generations of the BMW 3 Series at Plant Rosslyn.
BMW announced in November 2015 that it was going to invest a total of R6-billion at Plant Rosslyn. This investment has enabled Plant Rosslyn to get ready to produce the new X3, which will be sold locally and exported to Europe.
An additional R160-million was pumped into the Rosslyn manufacturing facility to enhance products line speed, which Stefan Hulsenberg, Director of BMW Plant Rosslyn says has raised the maximum production capacity by almost 10% from 71,000 units to 76,000 units.
The 3 Series is currently being produced at Group Plants in Municj, Regensburg, Araquari (Brazil), Chennai (India) Rayong (Thailand) and Mexico (from 2019).
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