BMW May Bring MINI Production To Mexico

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
bmw may bring mini production to mexico

Already considering a new plant in Mexico for its 1 and 3 Series, BMW may also bring MINI production to the line when the factory doors open in the near future.

Automotive News Europe reports the automaker’s execs prefer Mexico for the location of the small-car plant, proclaiming higher profits under a robust euro from building lower margin vehicles in the country’s growing manufacturing base.

The decision on where the plant will go could come sometime in the second half of 2014. Should Mexico get the nod, total annual production capacity in North America would climb to 600,000 units, the bulk of which would be fueled by the Spartanburg, S.C. plant’s 450,000 units per year.

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  • Th009 Th009 on May 17, 2014

    Only 1-series, not 3-series. Shared FWD platform with the Mini. They would not be able to build the 3-series on the same line.

  • ExPatBrit ExPatBrit on May 18, 2014

    The original Mini was built in about 10 different factories worldwide. There are were a bunch of CKD factories as well. Innocenti built them under license in Italy and came out with their own models.Including the first hatchbacks. There were even some Minis with fiberglass bodies built in Venezuela and Chile. I will take a Riley Elf or Wolseley Hornet with the turbo motor in Black.

  • Marcus36 Marcus36 on May 19, 2014

    Man! this site sure brings out the worst in some people like ingnorance, prejudice etc. etc.

  • Raven Raven on Sep 02, 2014

    MINI, the automobile company who purports their desires to be "competitive" yet spends next to nothing for promoting their brand/new models wanting to build an assembly plant in Mexico.... Oh yeah, this makes total sense.