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      09-17-2005, 11:58 PM   #1
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where are E90s being made?

I assumed it was Munich but I also nave read S. Africa.
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      09-18-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
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I want a Leipzig car, that factory is siiiiiiiiiick!
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      09-18-2005, 02:44 AM   #4
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      09-18-2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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So there shouldn't be any quality issues from S. Africa? I assume German made is better.
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      09-18-2005, 10:19 AM   #6
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So there shouldn't be any quality issues from S. Africa? I assume German made is better.
I have read that the S Africa factory consistently tops BMW's internal quality ratings.

Half of the quality battle comes from good engineering design, logistics and process design - all things determined in Germany. Those Germans are fanatical about specifying everything to the n'th degree and I would suspect that they couldn't sneeze in S Africa without it being part of the German production plan - and I like it that way.
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I knew I had read is somewhere, here is an article on the factory toping the JD Powers survey having the highest quality of any European manufacterer, Munich factory was second and a Mercedes factory third...
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So there shouldn't be any quality issues from S. Africa? I assume German made is better.

Actually the SA cars do a little better in BMW quality audits.
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      09-18-2005, 10:50 AM   #9
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Good info, thanks!
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      09-18-2005, 11:22 AM   #10
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Actually the sedans are built in

Munich ( Germany Also makes E91 Touring)
Regensburg ( Germany, also makes 1 Series and will make coupe)
Leipzig ( new plant in Germany )
Rosslyn ( South Africa )
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      09-18-2005, 02:41 PM   #11
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And BMW Werks Shenyang- China

Though you'll probably never see one, they produce for the China market only and I think they do so from knockdown kits as opposed to a full up plant like Leipzig.
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And BMW Werks Shenyang- China

Though you'll probably never see one, they produce for the China market only and I think they do so from knockdown kits as opposed to a full up plant like Leipzig.
They are not making E90 as far as i know
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What are they making there?
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What are they making there?
Putting E60 5 Series kits together
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      09-18-2005, 04:51 PM   #15
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Actually the sedans are built in

Munich ( Germany Also makes E91 Touring)
Regensburg ( Germany, also makes 1 Series and will make coupe)
Leipzig ( new plant in Germany )
Rosslyn ( South Africa )
Do you have the plant #s for Leipzig? I mean the one used in
the VIN.
I fould several web site (also here) with the VIN decoding, but
all are few years old and don't have the number for the Leipzig
factory,

thanks

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      09-18-2005, 05:41 PM   #16
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My vehicle is on order and not even in the system as of yet. Is the VIN available as soon as production starts? If not, when is it issued? I am trying to find out where it will be produced.
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Is it true that all Sept build and later e90s are coming from South Africa vs. Germany? I'm not sure where i heard that, maybe in the comfort access thread...
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Is it true that all Sept build and later e90s are coming from South Africa vs. Germany? I'm not sure where i heard that, maybe in the comfort access thread...
My 330i just whet into production on 9/14/05, and I have been given a VIN#. Based on the VIN# assigned, my car is being built in Germany's Regensburg plant.
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My vehicle is on order and not even in the system as of yet. Is the VIN available as soon as production starts? If not, when is it issued? I am trying to find out where it will be produced.
My 325xi is in production, scheduled to be complete on 9/21.
Is made in Germany in the K plant (Munich)

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My vehicle is on order and not even in the system as of yet. Is the VIN available as soon as production starts? If not, when is it issued? I am trying to find out where it will be produced.
The day after I place the order I received the Production #.
I did track the status with the Prod. # till the status changed in
"scheduled for production". Few days after the production started I
got the VIN

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Is it true that all Sept build and later e90s are coming from South Africa vs. Germany? I'm not sure where i heard that, maybe in the comfort access thread...
Only 325i are made here for the USA, but Germany also makes them for the USA
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Do you have the plant #s for Leipzig? I mean the one used in
the VIN.
I fould several web site (also here) with the VIN decoding, but
all are few years old and don't have the number for the Leipzig
factory,

thanks

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