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      12-22-2012, 03:53 AM   #48
clarence
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Originally Posted by bimmerjph View Post
I agree. But in their defense the German factories do look cleaner and more modern... Or at least in the videos they do....
I wish they had more videos about the assembly of the engines. That would be interesting to watch.
Most of the tooling in the Rosslyn plant is either brand new for the F30 or have been installed during the past 2 or 3 yrs, so it's as good as it gets. The difference between this plant and some of the newer German plants is that this plant have some space restraints (look in Google map & u'll understand) whereas the newer plants in Germany/USA/China are all built from ground up on empty land.
There another video abt the Dingolfing plant in Germany & u'll notice the tooling is more or less identical, & that plant makes 5/6/7ers.
The N20 engine is made in Hams Hall, UK & there's another vid abt it's production.