LEIPZIG, Germany – BMW AG's new factory here is an architectural jewel and will take most of two years to ramp up toward its 2-shift capacity of 650 units per day. Series production started March 1 at a rate of 100 cars per day and reached 350 per day by late September, working with one shift. It will reach 650 units per day –150,000 annually – by 2007. BMW 1-Series first car built at Leipzig. The facility is enormous, with a 1.2-mile (2-km) long assembly line that now carries only ...
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