|Photo shows the all-new BMW X4's start of production at the Spartanburg plant.|
The often-rumored X7 will definitely slot above the X5 in terms of size, and it’s been suggested that it will be based off the X5 platform but will offer a three-row seating configuration to go head-to-head with the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
BMW’s Spartanburg plant currently assembles the entire X line-up of vehicles except the X1—the X3, X5, X5 M, and X6 M. To mark 20 years of production in the US, BMW used the occasion to start the production of its all-new X4. At the same ceremony, BMW has also announced that a hybrid version of the X5 will also be produced at the plant.
In order to increase the Spartanburg plant’s annual capacity, BMW will employ 800 new jobs, bringing the total workforce to 8,800.