Watch How the BMW X4 Is Made

At the moment, the whole world is focused on BMW and its $1 billion investment in the Spartanburg plant that was announced last week. According to the new numbers, the South Carolina facility will become the company’s biggest overpassing the 350,000 units currently made annually at Dingolfing.
BMW X4 on the assembly line 1 photo
Photo: Screenshot from Youtube
The same plant will be responsible for making a new model starting with 2017, the biggest car the Bavarians ever made, the new X7. It will be aiming at the GL-Class from Mercedes-Benz and Audi’s Q7, both bigger and offering more space than the current X5.

Even so, the manufacturing process will most likely be similar to the one the X4 currently undergoes and watching the whole thing unravel in front of you is quite an eye-opening experience. You can watch it below and you’ll notice just how advanced Henry Ford’s assembly line concept has become in recent years.

BMW (and other manufacturers as well) now has a robot for just about anything. From welding the chassis and pillars together to spray painting and even installing the dashboard, everything is automated. Looking over how things are done, we’re even surprised there are still a couple of workers involved in the whole process, most of them in quality checking.

What doesn’t surprise us though, is how the world is rapidly heading towards bankruptcy and how people find it harder and harder every day to find a job, with robots doing all the work.

Here we go, submitting to the old ‘they took our jobs!’ stereotype but what you’re about to see completely justifies our concerns and shows you exactly how big companies are more and more profitable every year. Even so, the whole thing is extremely impressive. Check it out!

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