The first BMW 2 Series Coupe has rolled off the line in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. This makes it BMW’s first launch fully executed and put into operation in Mexico. The San Luis Potosi Plant is the newest within the company’s global production network.
From the design and construction of the BMW 2 Series Coupe, the San Luis Potosi plant was prepared to easily adapt to produce different models. In just two years since the plant began production, it has enhanced operations to include the manufacture of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle and to expand distribution to cover the globe. With an additional investment of $125 million dollars (approximately R1,8 billion), the facilities were improved to incorporate this second vehicle into its production line.
Harald Gottsche, President and CEO of BMW Group Plant San Luis Potosi commented: “Two years after starting operations, our Plant integrates a new model to its production line. This has been possible thanks to the great talent of the team in San Luis Potosi. We are proud to be able to exclusively assemble this vehicle in Mexico for the worldwide market. With the new BMW 2 Series Coupe we will show the enormous capacity existing in this country. I am convinced that this will be the first of many other successful launches”.
Milan Nedeljkovic, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for production, said: “The BMW Group Plant in San Luis Potosi builds on the experience and best practices of the Global Production Network. As the latest addition to the network, it benefits from the latest innovative and highly efficient technologies, which have also contributed to it becoming one of the company’s most sustainable production sites. Thanks to its flexible production system and its highly qualified team, we can take Premium vehicles from Mexico to the whole world”.