BMW Chennai Plant Completes 15 Years Of Operations

BMWs plant commenced operation on March 29, 2007 with the roll out of the 3 Series luxury sedan

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Published on March 30, 2022

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  • First locally-assembled model rolled out in 2007
  • BMW locally assembles 13 models in Chennai
  • Carmaker recently rolled out its 100,000th made-in-India model

BMW celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Chennai pant commencing operations on Tuesday, March 29. The company's plant rolled out its first locally assembled model the BMW 3 Series out of its doors on the same day in 2007. Since then, BMW has gone on to roll out a significant portion of its India line-up from the facility comprising of models from BMW and sister firm Mini. The carmaker rolled out its 100,000th locally assembled model from the pant - a BMW 7 Series 740Li – earlier this month.

Commenting on the anniversary, Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said, “Big congratulations to the team at BMW Group Plant Chennai on this joyous event. The plant plays the most instrumental role in fulfilling demand for the latest, most aspirational BMW and MINI products.”

“We are also proud of the pioneering role that BMW Group Plant Chennai has assumed in sustainable manufacturing practices in the auto industry,” he went on to add.


BMW rolled out its 1,00,000th Made-In-India car from Its Chennai plant earlier this month.

Thomas Dose, Managing Director, BMW Group Plant Chennai said, “BMW Group Plant Chennai has emerged as a centre of manufacturing excellence in the last 15 years. It is a world-class facility that locally produces ‘Made in India' BMWs and MINIs with the toughest quality standards. Along with consistently modernising and building our technical competencies, we have built a very strong, connected team that outshines due to its steadfast commitment, deep value system and cultural diversity.”

He added that the company was looking forward to establishing more milestones in the country.

BMW currently locally assembles 13 models at its Chennai plant - namely the 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series and 3 Series Gran Limousine, M340i, 5 Series, 6 Series Gran Turismo, 7 Series, X1, X3, X4, X5 and X7. Also locally assembled at the plant is the Mini Countryman.

BMW also recently announced that it was set to hike prices for its model range from the start of April.


Last Updated on March 30, 2022

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