BMW India rolled out its 40,000th locally produced car from its Chennai plant yesterday- a white, face-lifted 5 Series. Having started operations in 2007 and built at an investment of 51.8 million euros (about INR 400 crores), the Chennai plant assembles the 1 Series, 3 Series, 3 Series GT, 5 Series, 7 Series, X1, X3, X5 and the Mini Countryman for the Indian market.
Mr. Philipp von Sahr, President – BMW Group India with Mr. Robert Frittrang, MD – BMW Plant Chennai with the 40,000th locally-produced car.
Slated for launch this year by BMW India will be the new, tasty M3 and M4 twins on November 26 and the new generation Mini 3-door and 5-door variants on November 19. Sometime next year, we might see the innovative i8 sports car making its Indian entry. This year, the Bavarian manufacturer has already launched the 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT), the ActiveHybrid 7 Series, the all-new X5, the face-lifted X3 and the M6 Gran Coupe in India.