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europrince
10-24-2007, 11:47 AM
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=f0a3927a-8834-4b74-b428-e14b6ee89501

Reuters
Published: Wednesday, October 24, 2007
BMW aims to increase its capacity in China significantly and is seeking a second production site there, supervisory board member Werner Neugebauer told Auto Motor und Sport magazine in an article yesterday. There is still no decision, a company spokesman said. Munich-based BMW currently has a joint venture with Brilliance 1114.HK in China. "In the past year, BMW built 31,000 cars in China. This year it should be around 44,000," Mr. Neugebauer, who is also head of the IG Metall trade union in Bavaria, said in the article. "BMW needs to gain in China and also in India so as not to fall behind Audi." Audi sold 82,000 cars in China last year. In mid-March, BMW prod uction boss Frank-Peter Arndt saidBMW's plans to grow in China might force it to build new capacity.




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jstalin
10-24-2007, 12:05 PM
I wonder what the quality is like of the China made bimmers, big difference from the German made ones?

europrince
10-24-2007, 12:14 PM
I'm sure BMW maintains quality standards whereever in the world their cars are built. Their name is on them, after all.

papo
10-24-2007, 12:31 PM
I'm sure BMW maintains quality standards whereever in the world their cars are built. Their name is on them, after all.

Very True*rockout*

El Gato Liso
10-24-2007, 12:36 PM
perhaps this is to counter the bootleg X series

Simby
10-25-2007, 12:28 PM
The quality of current BMW's seems to be lacking anyways so they should really work on improving the quality of German made ones too!

saix
10-25-2007, 01:34 PM
Are they looking to build factories in China for cheap labor and easy way to get rid of chemicals and such?

europrince
10-25-2007, 01:37 PM
^ Within a few years, China is going to impose a ban on sale of foreign made cars. With their growing middle and upper classes, there is a demand for high end cars. BMW has to have a plant there.