2019 BMW 3-Series to be made in Mexico at new plant

The next generation BMW 3 Series, due for the 2019 model year, will be produced in Mexico for North American markets, including the USA.

BMW has begun work on a 300 acre (121 hectare) US$1 billion plant in Toluca, Mexico. The factory will be the company’s second factory in the NAFTA trade bloc, after the Spartanburg, SC, factory that was opened in 1994 and produces mainly SUVs.

Currently export worthy 3-Series models are produced in Germany and South Africa. For the next generation model, the 3-Series will only be made in Mexico and Germany.

The majority of the Mexican factory’s output (around 75 percent) will be sold in North America.

Source: Automotive News