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      10-06-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Question Where is the E90 built/made?

as the topic states. thanks
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      10-06-2005, 12:49 PM   #2
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Hello

There are 4 Factories currently building E90

1) Munich Germany
2) Regensburg Germany
3) Leipzig Germany
4) Rosslyn South Africa

Munich also builds the E91 Touring
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      10-06-2005, 12:50 PM   #3
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Africa!?

wow.. lol
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      10-06-2005, 12:56 PM   #4
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Africa!?

wow.. lol
Yes, we have been building BMW's for many many years, even for the USA market.

BMW South Africa has consistantly won the Internal BMW quality award for the last 5 to 6 years. Australia reported 80% less defects when they started receiving E46 3 Series from here instead of Germany.

The build 325i here for the USA
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      10-06-2005, 12:59 PM   #5
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There are 4 Factories currently building E90....
.... and Shenyang, China follows later according to the article below

http://www.germancarfans.com/news.cf...eng/bmw/1.html

... I also thought the whole article is a good read (just sharing what I've read if it is not a repost).
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      10-06-2005, 01:45 PM   #6
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Mine is from Munich, couldn't be happier!

I also hear South Africa factory is very good!
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      10-06-2005, 02:15 PM   #7
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BMW South Africa has consistantly won the Internal BMW quality award for the last 5 to 6 years. Australia reported 80% less defects when they started receiving E46 3 Series from here instead of Germany.
yep, and zero defects (as i expected) on my e90.

not that my old german factory built e36 and e46 had build defects.
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      10-06-2005, 02:22 PM   #8
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.... and Shenyang, China follows later according to the article below
They will only put together kits for the local market
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      10-06-2005, 03:21 PM   #9
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thanks, great info
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      10-06-2005, 05:35 PM   #10
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what about canadian models?

is there an indication by looking at VIN#?
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      10-06-2005, 06:03 PM   #11
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The 7th to last char in your VIN will tell you where it was built.
I don't know if there has been a new chart posted to decode the VIN.
My 7th to last char is P, I think someone said that is Regensburg.
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Yes, we have been building BMW's for many many years, even for the USA market.

BMW South Africa has consistantly won the Internal BMW quality award for the last 5 to 6 years. Australia reported 80% less defects when they started receiving E46 3 Series from here instead of Germany.

The build 325i here for the USA
Our 2002 325i is a South African car, and it has been the most reliable BMW we've ever owned (8 so far, plus the E90). I've been very happy with the quality, and I wouldn't hesitate to buy another SA car.

Also, our X3 is made in Austria, and it has been very reliable and trouble free other than a bunch of squeaks that seem to be normal with early X3s.
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Mine is from Munich, couldn't be happier!

I also hear South Africa factory is very good!

The South Africa plant actually grades out slightly better than the Munich plant for reliability.
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X5 and Z4 built in the U.S.?
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X5 and Z4 built in the U.S.?
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Yep the Rosslyn plant is well supported due to the fact that South Africa is often used as a base for exports into other markets as well.
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