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  1. Jason Lombard
    Nov 18 - 2:49 am

    Great article.

    One quibble however. BMW’s stateside facilities are reserved for the X5 and X6 Sport Activity Vehicles, not the 3-series as mentioned in the article.

    Link: link to bmwusfactory.com

    The 3-series is built in Munich, Germany just a stones throw from BMW’s Global headquarters.

  2. Daniel Faintuch
    Nov 19 - 4:57 pm

    As the article points out later, the rule really should’ve been “don’t relocate the factories that manufacture your core products”. For side products that don’t have enough recognition to be able to damage the brand, offshoring still remains a viable option.

    Daniel Faintuch

  3. Patrick Blaauw
    Dec 10 - 8:08 am

    BMW Thailand sells (CKD versions) of 3,5 and the latest 7 series built in a high tech factory outside Bangkok to by-pass the high import duties of +200%. Special, low volume models such as coupes, convertibles and M badged models are still imported (CBU).

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