The Bavarian luxury car maker, BMW marked a milestone by rolling out its 50,000th car locally-produced at the company’s Chennai facility. The distinction of being the 50,000th car was received by the all-new 7 Series that was launched at the Auto Expo 2016. The new 7 Series has made a knocking affect by breaking the innovation barrier in automotive industry with its game-changing futuristic technologies.
Operation at the BMW India plant started on March 29, 2007 and since then the brand has increased the number of its locally produced models. BMW India locally produces up to eight models on two assembly lines at its Chennai facility that includes the 1 Series, 3 Series, 3 Series Gran Turismo, 5 Series, 7 Series, X1, X3 and X5. BMW has strengthened its commitment to the Indian luxury car market by increasing the level of localisation at BMW Plant Chennai upto 50 percent.
Speaking on this, Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai said, “It is with great pride that we are rolling-out the 50,000th car locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai. Each and every BMW that is locally produced is of the same international standards as anywhere else in the world and brings a smile on the faces of our customers. Highly skilled employees, advanced manufacturing processes along with state-of-the-art machinery and technology provide all the necessary ingredients to achieve these tough standards. We are proud of this achievement and look forward to many such milestones in the future.”
BMW also introduced the BMW 3 Series petrol variant in the Indian market that surely made the petrol heads to get back on track with it. BMW Group has invested over 4.9 billion Indian Rupees in BMW India, till date.