It seems like BMW have adopted an admirable attitude about the future of the new 2012 3 Series. They’ve talked about it long enough, they might as well get down to making it.
With that in mind, note that the Bavarian company’s Munich plant flipped the ON switch the production line that will roll out brand new F30 3 Series.
The plant received a considerable investment in order to be ready to push out the F30 BMW 3 Series the company hopes to, and probably will, sell in enormous numbers.
Some serious cash flow went into the Munich plant and when the books were done, a total of more than 700 million dollars had been credited to this upgrade.
This expansion pushes the plant up to around 700.000 square feet of “live” floor space as it spreads over five floors of height.
The end result is around 9000 new jobs and the ability to make around 680 units of the F30 BMW 3 Series each day at the moment, eventually going up to as much as 900 units.
Those figures are most likely to be justified as the Munich plant will be the main facility the Bavarians will use to manufacture the 2012 BMW 3 Series.
A highlight of this plant will be a new enormous press that can 600 tons of steel per day, enough to cover for all the F30 BMW 3 Series units and a wide range of engines that’ll be made there, including the stuff the M Division uses and the Rolls Royce powerplants.