Will have an annual production capacity of up to 150,000 units.

BMW has broken ground on an all-new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

Being built at a cost of approximately $1 billion, the San Luis Potosí plant will be a full production facility complete with a body shop, a paint shop, and an assembly shop.  The plant will begin building the 3 Series sedan starting in 2019 and BMW says the facility will have an annual production capacity of up to 150,000 units.

BMW went on to say the San Luis Potosí plant will become the most resource-efficient production facility in its network as most of its electricity will be supposed by a solar system that is located nearby. The facility will also have the "lowest water consumption per vehicle produced in the production network" as the paint shop will produce zero process wastewater.  In order to achieve this, the water needed for painting will be reconditioned and recycled.

In a statement, BMW's production boss Oliver Zipse said "All of the BMW Group’s knowledge and capabilities will be on show at our new location in Mexico. The production system being established there will be a leader in productivity and sustainability, thanks to the use of innovative technologies."

Source: BMW

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