German luxury carmaker BMW has rolled out its 40,000th locally assembled vehicle in India, from its manufacturing facility in Chennai. A white BMW 5 Series was the milestone car that rolled of the assembly line.
BMW India has been operational since 2007 and has a capacity of 11,000 units per annum after running two shifts. Currently, the 1, 3, 5, 7 Series and the X range of SUVs are all assembled locally. Except the sporty M range almost all of its locally sold vehicles are assembled at the plant. BMW also invested Rs 400 crore on the plant recently.
This is a good feat achieved by the company; however, they have taken a hit on the leaderboard when it comes to sales. BMW might launch the facelifted M5 this year, but two of its desirable M range products – the new M3 sedan and the M4 Coupe will be launched on November 26.