The second-generation BMW X6 is now officially rolling on the production lines at the BMW factory in Spartanburg, SC.

The first new car is a Sophisto Gray X6 xDrive35i with black leather interior. It’s bound for a dealership in China.

“As the world’s first sports activity coupe, the BMW X6 holds a special place in Spartanburg’s 20-year production history,” said Manfred Erlacher, president and CEO of BMW Manufacturing Co. “The bold, new look of the second-generation X6 is a welcome addition to the plant’s X-model lineup.”


The first generation BMW X6 was sold to nearly 265,000 customers from around the world and is considered a successful model by BMW. The second generation F16 X6 is built exclusively in Spartanburg and will be distributed in over 140 worldwide markets.

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The South Carolina plant is in the midst of a $1 billion investment to increase production volume by 50 percent to 450,000 units annually by 2016.

[Source: PostandCourier]