BMW builds its popular X5 “sports activity vehicle” at its plant in Spartanburg, SC, but the smaller version of the X5 will come from Europe. Last week, BMW ended months of speculation by announcing that Canadian supplier Magna International will assemble the X3 in Graz, Austria, beginning in 2004. Graz is the home of Magna’s Steyr-Daimler-Puch plant, which already is a contract assembler of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes-Benz M-, E- and G-Class vehicles. Magna will build a new ...

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