BMW marked a landmark milestone recently when it celebrated its 1-millionth X5 SUV to ever be built. Car number 1,000,000 is a Black Sapphire 2011 BMW X5 xDrive 35i that comes with a Cinnamon Brown Nevada leather interior.

The milestone achievement happened at BMW’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This is the very same plant that first opened way back in 1994 and is also one of the first production plants opened by BMW in America. For the past 16 years, the Spartanburg production facility has been responsible for building over 1.6 million vehicles - and counting - with about 60% of all X5 SUVs exported all over the world being built there, including the one-millionth X5, which we found out will be brought to a customer in China.

If only that dude knew just how special his brand-new BMW X5 is. He should take utmost care of it so as to preserve the SUV’s value, which we assume that in a couple of years time, will become one of those cars that collectors would try to aggressively pursue.


Source: BMW

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  (592) posted on 12.20.2010

nice i guess the x5 became the money maker of the BMW. also here in our place X5 is like an ordinary SUV you can see them rolling on streets time to time.

  (512) posted on 06.10.2010

It’s good to know that BMW’s rutheless business plan paid off for them. Stolen technology from Land Rover and theft of the Mini (BMW’s management picked the better Rover designed one over their own offering) then they disgarded Rover saying it had cost them too much money.

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