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      01-27-2008, 12:28 AM   #23
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As I mentioned in another thread, I wonder if this one of the ways that BMW has decided to deal with the $ vs EURO depreciation.
BMW has been building cars in SA since the '70's - long before the Euro existed. You can Google the Rosslyn website to learn the history of BMW in SA.

While my '08 328i was built in Regensberg, my previous BMW - an '03 E46 - came from Rosslyn. I have no statistical reliability data on SA-built cars, but my anecdotal experience with the car was quite good; my '03 had only one minor problem during my five years of ownership.
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      01-27-2008, 02:18 PM   #24
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What about the E93? I have one being built 4 FEB 08 and thought it would be built in Munich? The dealer here at Pentagon did not refute this assumption. I wil be picking-up the car in K-town.
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      01-27-2008, 04:57 PM   #25
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I believe that all E93s (like the E92) are built in Regensberg (and only in Regensberg).
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      01-27-2008, 06:06 PM   #26
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I have yet to hear of a SA built BMW in Canada. Even for the 3er sedans, they mostly seem to be from Munich Plant.
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      01-28-2008, 06:59 PM   #27
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BMW plant in SA is full manufacturing facility not just an assembly point. Those guys have invested in millions of dollars in the plant and I am sure the plant same Quality assurance methods as Germany plants. Nobody seems minds that most of our every day needs things (some very crictial) are made in China. Everybody knows China track record. I don't mean to offend anyone
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      01-28-2008, 07:38 PM   #28
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All 3 series coupes are built in Rosenberg since the e46 - maybe longer. 3er sedans have been built in many locations. This change just means the 335 sedan will now be built in the other locations as well. Your e92 will be built in Rosenberg.
Regensburg.
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      01-28-2008, 07:41 PM   #29
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Nothing magic about German assembly except perhaps in the tiny, narrow minds of a few bigots. Some of whom probably drive US-built X5s and such, too.
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Nothing magic about German assembly except perhaps in the tiny, narrow minds of a few bigots. Some of whom probably drive US-built X5s and such, too.
The issue isn't "magic" or "bigot[ry]" but rather money.

Regardless of the value you personally may ascribe to 'built-in-Germany' BMW absolutely charges all of their customers a premium for that appellation. In fact they are counting on their customers responding to it.

The vast majority of BMW's customers are far more aware that they are buying the hippest German car than they are of BMW's sporting and racing history or how modern and advanced the SA plant may be.

Personally I would have no problem with a BMW made in SA as long as BMW was giving me a rebate for not being made in Germany - not because I am overly concerned with the car not being made in Germany, I just don't want to be charged for something I am not receiving.

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      01-29-2008, 03:53 AM   #31
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I bet the process and manufacturing is the same in germany as SA, just in SA its a south african at the controls. I'm sure BMW has quality control procedures and have paid some executive LOTS OF MONEY to be stationed there to make sure everything is the same no matter where its built.
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      02-09-2008, 09:24 PM   #33
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I believe the QC is all the same in every plant.. just how the owners feel.
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To me, this sounds very bad .. I mean one of the X factors, the primary reasons of me drive a bimmer is to have a car "Made in Germany" not by some cheaper labour in southern Africa. It's just the part of corporation's another cost saving plan .. good that they don't save by cuttin edges on the car itself like Merc but rather on labour. But then again, it seems reasonable for Americans to get somewhat let down cars when u think about how much they pay for their cars compared to other countries .. I just hope SA made 335i's are not comin to Canada .. i mean it simply wouldn't be fair for Canadians to pay so high price and yet get same cars as US ..
Does anyone know for sure whether Canada gets SA cars or not ?

p.s. - plz don't mock me by sayin SA cars hav good QC and all that because im not talkin about quality issue here, it's about the way it feels to the driver .. sure if u dont get bothered then i certainly wouldnt argue with u ..
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Personally I would have no problem with a BMW made in SA as long as BMW was giving me a rebate for not being made in Germany - not because I am overly concerned with the car not being made in Germany, I just don't want to be charged for something I am not receiving.
And Im sure you expect your wife to be wearing white on her wedding day cus she held out for you too.
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      02-16-2008, 01:38 AM   #37
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How So?? Support your opinion next time when you make a post.. that will at least increase your chance of sounding less retarded...
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What about the E93? I have one being built 4 FEB 08 and thought it would be built in Munich? The dealer here at Pentagon did not refute this assumption. I wil be picking-up the car in K-town.
No, it's not being built - or rather it wasn't built - in Munich, sorry.
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Ok then, now you can do SA delivery and go chase down some lions and hyenas.
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The South Africa plant (not sure of name) has outstanding QC and my wife's e46 325i was made there and it's rock solid - best bimmer of them all so far.
if you compare a Germany produced bimmer vs a SA built bimmer, you will see the difference but otherwise you wouldn't. it's a great car nevertheless but there are differences in quality
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if you compare a Germany produced bimmer vs a SA built bimmer, you will see the difference but otherwise you wouldn't. it's a great car nevertheless but there are differences in quality
Which is higher quality, one built in Germany or SA?
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