2012 BMW 3-Series F30 Production Starts

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BMW has now debuted the production of the new 3-Series at its Munich plant in Germany, with the carmaker having invested around EUR500 million (over USD700 million) in order to get the assembly lines ready for the new vehicle.
The Germans introduced state-of-the art machinery, with an example being a press that can work as fast as 17 stokes per minuted. The mammoth press, which can process up to 600 tons of steel per day, could chew all the metal used for the construction of the Eifel Tower in 12 days!

In three months from now, BMW aims to reach a production rate of 680 units per day, with the figure bringing the plant to an overall output of 900 vehicles per day.

"The BMW 3 Series is the most important volume-produced model from the BMW Group as well as the biggest-selling model in the entire premium segment. To ensure that the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series likewise leaves the factory in flawless quality, we have invested around 500 million euros in our Munich home plant. And that means safeguarding 9,000 workplaces," said Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management responsible for production.
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