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BMW Plan 80% Raise in Chinese Production Capacity

BMW have made a formal request to the Chinese government to gain permission for a production increase of 80%. Currently, BMW’s joint venture with Brilliance Automotive Ltd. has two factories in the city of Shenyang, the Tiexi and Dadong plants.
BMW China Assembly 1 photo
Contrary to its name, Dadong plant is the smaller of the two, with a yearly production of around 100,000 units, which BMW hopes to raise to 160,000. The Tiexi plant currently produces 200,000 units a year and plans are to increase production to 360,000.

The BMW-Brilliance alliance is currently producing the 5-Series, 3-Series and the X1 for the local market. So far, this year, BMW have sold 107,211 units in China, some of which have been imported, a huge improvement of 35% compared to the same period of last year.

BMW’s supremacy on most of the world’s market will definitely be mirrored in the Chinese market, and thanks to special (long wheelbase) market-specific versions, they will probably reach the top of the sales charts and stay there for the foreseeable future.

Story via autonewschina.com

 
 
 
 
 

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