BMW has hit a fresh milestone with its 1,00,000th locally produced car rolling out of the factory floor in India. The car to achieve this milestone was the BMW Individual 740Li M Sport Edition, showcasing the brand’s commitment to locally assembling its flagship 7 series.
BMW started local production in the year of 2007 out of their factory in Chennai and is all set to touch the 15 year anniversary here as well.
“It is a day of great joy and pride for us as the 1,00,000th Made-in-India car drives out of our assembly lines,” said Thomas Dose, managing director, BMW Group Plant Chennai. “This accomplishment is a result of the team’s hard work, efficiency and consistency, which ensures that every BMW or Mini produced in Chennai is of the same international quality as other BMW plants across the world.”
BMW Portfolio : BMW has rapidly grown in India, with their lineup widening in terms of SUVs and Cost Effective models. Today, BMW has over 13 models in their lineup consisting of:
Sedans : 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 3 Series Gran Limousine, M340i, 5 Series, 6 Series GT and the 7 Series.
SUVs: X1,X3, X4,X5 and the X7.
BMW also owns Mini, under which they manufacture the Countryman locally with the Cooper being a CBU. They are currently gearing up to launch the BMW X4 Facelift after a successful Mini Cooper Electric launch.
Written by Aakash Kalro