BMW Mexico Plant To Build 150,000 Annually

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
bmw mexico plant to build 150 000 annually

Though BMW may announce Thursday where in Mexico it will build its second North American plant, sources close to the matter said the plant will pump 150,000 units annually into auto trains bound for the United States.

Automotive News Europe also reports a Mexican government official claimed the new plant would come with a €1 billion ($1.36 billion USD) investment, and may either be located in the state of Hidalgo just north of Mexico City, or in San Luis Potosi in central Mexico.

The plant — following on the heels of a new Daimler-Nissan small-car factory to be built in Aguacalientes, as well as an Audi factory in San Jose Chiapa — will likely be used to build MINIs and the FWD 1 Series, with localized 3 Series assembly also speculated based on the automaker’s potential need to better compete against the U.S.-assembled Mercedes C-Class on price.

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  • Celebrity208 Celebrity208 on Jul 02, 2014

    Ugh, those Euro pedestrian safety regulations are destroying the Mini's face.

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    • Vega Vega on Jul 07, 2014

      @darex They are everywhere here in Munich, compared to it's predecessor (which also had a ton of Airbags btw) the new Mini does look like it has a massive overbite. Short frontal and rear overhangs used to be a Mini characteristic, that's why the new design is so painful. Check this picture (http://images.thecarconnection.com/lrg/mini-cooper-generations_100446296_l.jpg), not only does it have a massive overhang, but it looks bloated now. Glad you like it, doesn't make it more good looking though...

  • Carguy Carguy on Jul 02, 2014

    Mexican made FWD BMWs are a sure sign of the apocalypse.

  • Jim brewer Jim brewer on Jul 02, 2014

    Yes. The apocalypse. The mexicanos have to figure out how to make defective ims for years without a fix and how to make power windows guaranteed to be twice as complicated and half as reliable as everyone else's before they are worthy to touch a German car.

    • Carguy Carguy on Jul 02, 2014

      I don't think they will be designing anything. The plant will probably just assemble the car souring components from existing suppliers and using the design specs from HQ.

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