BMW’s 100,000th made-in-India car rolls out

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Mar 2022


The BMW Individual 740Li M Sport Edition was the 100,000th car to roll out from the company's Chennai facility.

German luxury carmaker BMW Group has achieved a new milestone in its India presence by rolling out its 100,000th made-in-India car, a BMW Individual 740Li M Sport Edition. The OEM achieved the milestone after 15-years of operation in the country.

Thomas Dose, MD, BMW Group Plant Chennai said, “This accomplishment is a result of the team’s hard work, efficiency and consistency which ensures that every BMW or MINI car locally produced here in Chennai is of the same international quality standards as any other BMW plant across the world. Highly skilled employees, advanced manufacturing processes along with state-of-the-art technology and a strong focus on sustainability provided the necessary ingredients for this success. At the same time, increased localisation of up to 50 percent and a robust collaboration with local supplier partners has created more value for everyone in the ecosystem. BMW Group Plant Chennai looks forward to raising the bar in sustainable manufacturing excellence further as the India story grows.”

BMW Group Plant Chennai started operations on 29 March 2007 and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. At present, the BMW Group produces 13 cars in India - BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Limousine, BMW M340i, BMW 5 Series, BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 7 Series, BMW X1, BMW X3, BMW X4, BMW X5, BMW X7 and MINI Countryman.