VIENNA — BMW AG is one of the few companies braving the troubled Russian market with the formal opening of an assembly plant in Kaliningrad. BMW and Russian automaker, Avtotor, began pilot production of the 5-series during the summer. The plant now builds the 523i and 528i and will soon start Land Rover Defender assembly. “The 5-series is our best selling model now, therefore, we will build the 5-series in Kaliningrad,” says Wolfgang Schlimme, general manager of BMW's Russian distribution ...

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