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      03-29-2014, 11:32 PM   #89
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Screen shots from the actual in plant presentation about the Plant Spartanburg Expansion and X7 addition...The Screen Shots tell a little story about the current Plant Spartanburg state of affairs.... Food for thought....with X7 on Next Gen 7 Series G11 Platform...Would BMW fill out Plant Spartanburg production numbers with a few USA built 7 Series....Per Dr. Reithofer Plant Spartanburg needs find 450k in annual production... At current Plant production numbers...X4 and X7 won't get them to 450k annual units... Stay tuned...Thanks. Palbay
Sure they won't but the demand for X3 & X5 is currently exceeding demand so the rest of the capacity will be used to increase X3 & X5 production.

Btw, regarding the "bigger X5" under the cover you spotted few days ago: it might actually be X7 mule (with stretched X5 body - strictly for the chassis testings). The mules will be out soon. Real X7 prototypes (with genuine X7 body) are expected to roll out later this year.
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Screen shots from the actual in plant presentation about the Plant Spartanburg Expansion and X7 addition...The Screen Shots tell a little story about the current Plant Spartanburg state of affairs.... Food for thought....with X7 on Next Gen 7 Series G11 Platform...Would BMW fill out Plant Spartanburg production numbers with a few USA built 7 Series....Per Dr. Reithofer Plant Spartanburg needs find 450k in annual production... At current Plant production numbers...X4 and X7 won't get them to 450k annual units... Stay tuned...Thanks. Palbay
Sure they won't but the demand for X3 & X5 is currently exceeding demand so the rest of the capacity will be used to increase X3 & X5 production.

Btw, regarding the "bigger X5" under the cover you spotted few days ago: it might actually be X7 mule (with stretched X5 body - strictly for the chassis testings). The mules will be out soon. Real X7 prototypes (with genuine X7 body) are expected to roll out later this year.
Thanks for the info. I hope the World keeps buying the X's...To help fund the 2,500 lb, 450 hp, Carbon Fiber Sports Car that everyone in the world will apparently buy... On the lookout for odd clearances/fit and finishes on any X5's...Take care. Palbay
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Saturday Front pages from the two largest Newspapers in the MSA (Upstate,SC Metro Market) Very Big Deal.....Plant Spartanburg Expansion and X7 addition Thanks. Palbay
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Saturday Front pages from the two largest Newspapers in the MSA (Upstate,SC Metro Market) Very Big Deal.....Plant Spartanburg Expansion and X7 addition Thanks. Palbay
Yes it is a very big deal. It shows that Spartanburg is a global success thanks to the hard work achieved by everybody in the twenty years of production, I have been a few times and remember the first Z3 homecoming.

It dominated global business headlines also.

The Chinese business programmes were more excited at the prospect of the X7.
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Great news about adding more US jobs.

Now the not so great news is why does BMW thinks they need another model like the X7. Do they really think the US need another GM Escalade?
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Great news about adding more US jobs.

Now the not so great news is why does BMW thinks they need another model like the X7. Do they really think the US need another GM Escalade?
Yes. Some people do need a true 7-seater.
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Great news about adding more US jobs.

Now the not so great news is why does BMW thinks they need another model like the X7. Do they really think the US need another GM Escalade?
Well customers can be reassured that the X7 will be designed without constant use of a ruler.
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The Escalade drives like a POS. It's a proper truck and feels like one. The biggest thing it has going for it is that it is huge and very comfortable for the passengers.

The MB GL Klasse is worlds ahead, luxurious and comfy, but still handles like a barge (at least the first gen does, I haven't driven the 2013+), and is boring to the point of putting the driver to sleep.

While I don't imagine the X7 will handle like an X6, I have confidence in BMW that the X7 will also defy its size in how it feels to drive and handles. I still believe BMW makes driver's cars.

It will be a good choice for the family man who wants himself or his wife to drive an upscale luxury SUV and still enjoy driving it when it's his turn to drive.

Lol @ "constant use of a ruler"

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Please don't make light-steering feel system on the X7.
So far I do not like the X3 and the new X5 steering feel.
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Well customers can be reassured that the X7 will be designed without constant use of a ruler.
Scott, your signature "XS" related to the recent BMW news makes me think that the luxury SAV concept-car seemingly to be unveiled at Shanghai might be called XS Concept, which would be consistent both with a former BMW concept-car also within the luxury segment albeit a 4 door coupé (the 2007 CS Concept) as well as with the vehicle's breed (X standing for SAV)
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Saturday Front pages from the two largest Newspapers in the MSA (Upstate,SC Metro Market) Very Big Deal.....Plant Spartanburg Expansion and X7 addition Thanks. Palbay
that was really cool. thanks for sharing this.
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anyone on here work at the plant? i'd like to look into working there.
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When can we see a first glimp of the X7??
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When do we get to see more?
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Most certainly just before the April Shanghai auto show
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anyone on here work at the plant? i'd like to look into working there.
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