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.