Last E83 BMW X3 rolls off the line at Magna plant in Graz

BMW X3 | September 1st, 2010 by 13

On Tuesday, the last BMW X3 E83 model rolled off the production line. Over 600,000 units were produced in the last seven years and 12,000 …

On Tuesday, the last BMW X3 E83 model rolled off the production line. Over 600,000 units were produced in the last seven years and 12,000 people were involved in the production of the first BMW compact SAV.

The X3 at Graz plant has been a success story and the BMW X3 number 605.498 was completed. The last vehicle of the first model generation, a Vermilion Red BMW X3 xDrive35d, will remain with the Magna Steyr company, where it will be used in future as an executive car.

A BMW X3 xDrive20d with full emergency vehicle specifications that had left the assembly line shortly before, will be donated by the BMW Group to a non-profit making organization.


Spartanburg plant in South Carolina will begin producing the new X3 this fall.

Despite moving its premium compact SAV to the U.S., the Graz plant continues to remain actively involved with BMW. The new MINI Countryman will get its own assembly line at the Austrian factory and over 60,000 units are expected to be produced annually.

  • RacecarBMW

    the ugly duckling has finally grown up

    it doesnt look amazing for a BMW but it certainly looks better than many cars out there.

    • FreudeKing

      I agree. But the Q5 is better looking compared to this. The new X3 is not that much better either.

  • Lariv

    Horray, BMW can finally move on from this disaster. It’s a shame it’s replacement isn’t fantastic either.

  • jocamryn

    LOL, I’d hate to be the guy to get the last one…lol Talk about poor timing

  • BMfan

    How come the company sold so much of it, if its as bad as you guys are painting it? The out-going X3 is not ugly,mind you its a BMW. I see it on the road all the time and its way better than all these terms am reading on this blog.

    • FreudeKing

      X3 was the only one out there for many years and people didn’t really have a choice. Now there is the Q5 and GLK and even the X1(which is even uglier)! The time for making boxy cars are gone. we are not in the 80’s and 90’s. BMW is making these boxy cars that belong in the E30 era and it is just OUT.

  • Wooo hoo.

    Funny thing is that as Long as there’s a BMW roundel on the Hood and Trunk/Hatch, “they” will buy it in droves….

    Percieved Status/Exclusivity sells… and BMW has that down pat. They could re-release a 1972 Pacer with the BMW roundel on it and it would selll, (extreme example but you get my point)

    • Tom

      very true

  • Pingback: Fabricado el último BMW X3 de primera generación — Diariomotor()

  • Gadeko

    It’s funny. Anytime an article mentions “BMW” the peasants always show up with their torches and pitchforks. Quite entertaining. I think I’ll make some popcorn.

  • Pingback: Se fabrica el último BMW X3 de la primera generación | Coches BMW()

  • alex smith SF49ers

    well, I bet all of you haters didn’t drove this X3, some of you BMW at all!! It was first made, there were a japaneese SUV-s Rav4 etc…X3 E83 is real man car, quality made, with a few little things that miss (doube zone aircondition, one step of confort, and the iDrive)

  • Pingback: Griots Garage’s New Leather Cleaner Test |