BMW AG reportedly will double production at its Spartanburg, SC, assembly plant, but not before 2005. A BMW official is quoted as saying Spartanburg may build a new SUV, the X3, a smaller version of the X5 SUV currently built there. However, it does not expect a doubling of the 150,000 units it’s currently targeted annually for 2003-2005. “If I look into the year 2003, production volumes in Spartanburg could be 150,000 units. That means we have constant growth in the U.S. from a ...

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