BMW Mulls a 3 Series Plant in Mexico

It’s been twenty years since BMW first announced plans to build its first North American assembly plant, in Spartanburg, South Carolina and now BMW is looking at adding a second one in Mexico.

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It’s been twenty years since BMW first announced plans to build its first North American assembly plant, in Spartanburg, South Carolina and now BMW is looking at adding a second one in Mexico.


According to BMW sources, BMW is considering up to four Mexican locations for a new site to build the 3 Series sedan, with the state of Queretaro in north central Mexico as the leading contender. BMW is currently negotiating with local governments for incentives or tax breaks. Once the plan is finalized next year, production would begin in late 2016 or early 2017.
BMW is also looking at producing the next 1 Series in Mexico, which will switch to a front-wheel-drive platform. BMW wants to build vehicles in Mexico because the country has trade agreements with North America, South America and some Asian countries.

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