BMW X3 Ends Production in Graz, Austria

By Paul Riegler on 1 September 2010
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Two diesels are the last two X3s off the production line

The last two current generation BMW X3 SAVs, an X3 xDrive 20d and an X3 xDrive35d, rolled off the assembly line yesterday at the Magna Steyr plant in Graz, Austria.  Magna Steyr was BMW’s production partner for the X3 since its launch in 2004

Starting today, the next generation X3 is being produced in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Vermilion red BMW X3 xDrive35d, which was the very last X3 of its kind, will be used as an executive car at Magna Steyr, while the X3 xDrive20d was built to full emergency vehicle specifications and will be donated to a non-profit organization.

Since the start of production, 614,824 X3s were produced, including those produced in Russia, Egypt, and Thailand as part of a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) assembly program.  605,498 X3s were produced in Graz.