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

BMW X3 | September 1st, 2010 by 13
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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.

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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.

13 Responses to “Last E83 BMW X3 rolls off the line at Magna plant in Graz”

  1. RacecarBMW says:

    the ugly duckling has finally grown up

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

  2. Lariv says:

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

  3. jocamryn says:

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

  4. BMfan says:

    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 says:

      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.

  5. Wooo hoo. says:

    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)

  6. Gadeko says:

    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.

  7. alex smith SF49ers says:

    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)

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