1994 marks the year BMW opened its first U.S. facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In just two decades, the company earned exponential success, manufacturing beloved models such as the BMW Z3 Roadster. Today, the establishment is responsible for producing best-sellers from the BMW X lineup, and this year it celebrates its 25th anniversary.

A Few Fun Facts about the BMW USA Factory


  • This complex holds the record as the fastest factory start-up, taking only 23 months to complete.
  • It was the automaker's first full manufacturing plant outside of Germany.
  • The first vehicle it constructed was a white, BMW 318i on September 8, 1994.
  • On average, it creates approximately 1,400 vehicles a day.
  • In total, it has built over 3.9 million vehicles since its grand opening.
  • Currently, there are 9,000 jobs filled by BMW employees at this location.


Why Choose BMW?

BMW is sincerely committed to the American automotive industry, and the evidence lies in its rich history. Combined with their dedication to the craft of refined automobiles, it is easy to feel a sense of pride as a BMW owner. That is why our Stevens Creek BMW team is thrilled to acquaint drivers around Santa Clara the opportunity to not only learn more about the brand but be a part of it too.

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