BMW India just got another reason for raising the toast of celebration.
Reportedly, the German automaker has rolled out 40,000th car from the local production unit in Chennai.
It was the 5-Series sedan that marked the milestone with Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President, BMW India and Robert Frittrang, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai.
Chennai plant of India commenced production in 2007 and has a capacity to manufacture 11,000 units a year by running double shifts. Presently, the unit rolls out BMW 1-Series (hatchback), BMW 3-Series (sedan), the BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo (GT), the BMW 5-Series (sedan), the BMW 7-Series (sedan), the BMW X1 (SUV), BMW X3 (SUV) and BMW X5 (SUV). MINI also sees its production here in the same unit, a benefit enjoyed of being BMW Group owned brand.
BMW is in the league to process more of localization and geared to keep the costing all-time low. This move pampers automaker in the long-run where that averts possibility discontinuing those models locally manufactured.