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      02-21-2012, 02:09 PM   #1
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My baby is arriving at the port tomorrow . I just hearing that the F30 are made in Africa is that true?
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Not a biggie. My current e90 was built in Rosslyn, South Africa and it holds up well. I would not be worried about a South African build in the least! If you want to guarantee a German build, you're going to have to pick it up yourself.

Too bad they don't offer a pick up in South Africa, that would be an excellent trip
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Not a biggie. My current e90 was built in Rosslyn, South Africa and it holds up well. I would not be worried about a South African build in the least! If you want to guarantee a German build, you're going to have to pick it up yourself.

Too bad they don't offer a pick up in South Africa, that would be an excellent trip
Hell No. BMW IS GERMAN ENGINEERING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want my 55,000 dollar car built in Africa!!!!
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Hell No. BMW IS GERMAN ENGINEERING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't want my 55,000 dollar car built in Africa!!!!
Jez. People, the car is built (put together) in South Africa, parts (engine, etc.) manufactured in Germany. So, basically you have a car put together in South Africa but German built.

My guess is that people haven't been to South Africa, it's quite an advanced country. Probably more advanced than some European countries out there (no offense).
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Why?
He's from South Africa. And knows alot.
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He's from South Africa. And knows alot.
Thanks for the clarification
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Jez. People, the car is built (put together) in South Africa, parts (engine, etc.) manufactured in Germany. So, basically you have a car put together in South Africa but German built.

My guess is that people haven't been to South Africa, it's quite an advanced country. Probably more advanced than some European countries out there (no offense).

Sorry for my ignorance hahahah. I believe in certain thing's. I't should be built in Europe
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He's from South Africa. And knows alot.
Why so mysterious? If there's something to tell about South African builds you should let the community know. Saying "you know alot." doesn't actually say anything at all.

So, spill the beans...
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Sorry for my ignorance hahahah. I believe in certain thing's. I't should be built in Europe
The build process doesn't matter imho. I think they build it there so it will ship faster (correct?) to the USA. It is still German engineering, I'm sure they cannot afford to let quality down.

That said, I'm sure they can arrange something for you if you like to have German build but prepared to get some laughs at you..


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Why so mysterious? If there's something to tell about South African builds you should let the community know. Saying "you know alot." doesn't actually say anything at all.

So, spill the beans...
Lol, I mean he knows alot about that factory as far I've seen.
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If you ever toured the production plant in Munich you'd hard pressed to see anyone but robots on the assembly line.
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The build process doesn't matter imho. I think they build it there so it will ship faster (correct?) to the USA. It is still German engineering, I'm sure they cannot afford to let quality down.

That said, I'm sure they can arrange something for you if you like to have German build but prepared to get some laughs at you..
To late for that my car is arriving at port Tommarrow. I was wondering why my car got here so fast. Whatever im disappointed in BMW this is my 4th one i was really love when its built in Europe. The people get paid more and they more pride in their work.
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Why so mysterious? If there's something to tell about South African builds you should let the community know. Saying "you know alot." doesn't actually say anything at all.

So, spill the beans...
Thank you. I very much agree. I dont know this mumbo jumbo African plant. All my BMW's where built in beautiful civilized Europe my bmw has never given me an issue. It's even saved my life
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I just hearing that the F30 are made in Africa is that true?
Rosslyn plan has been one of the top performing BMW assembly plants for decades. I am very happy that my 2005 built E90 325i was built there. Very happy, no crying and 1,000,000+ thumbs up!!!!!

Looking forward to my SA built F30.
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Sorry for my ignorance hahahah. I believe in certain thing's. I't should be built in Europe
Some BMWs are built in the USA
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I know and that's fine. My neighbor has an X5 and its super awesome
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Rosslyn plan has been one of the top performing BMW assembly plants for decades. I am very happy that my 2005 built E90 325i was built there. Very happy, no crying and 1,000,000+ thumbs up!!!!!

Looking forward to my SA built F30.

Mehh i guess im use to my EURo built car. My ignorance is getting in the way of proper judgement. Lets hope its good
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If you ever toured the production plant in Munich you'd hard pressed to see anyone but robots on the assembly line.
I rather have a Robot build my car then a Human!!!
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Yes, 3 Series are built here in South Africa. Soon to be close to 600 a day

The F30 will also be supplied to the USA and Canada from here
Actually 25% of all F30 worldwide will be built here.

Full production of F30 was opened here today. So first shipment to USA will be soon.

Whats the difference if a ABB robot welds the car in Germany or here in South Africa ?
A lot of the German assembled cars leather comes from here anyway.

BMW South Africa have also won the internal quality competition for many years.
A number of markets reported 60-80% less faults when switching from Germany to South African supplied E46 or E90.
BMW USA quality does not come close. Especially not when they made the Z4.
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I rather have a Robot build my car then a Human!!!
Final assembly and testing is by human hand, no matter where the factory.
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Since you seem to be so concerned about your F30 being built in South Africa, I thought I read somewhere in this forum that the South African plant for F30 building won't come online until March. This was also part of the reasoning for not all colors being available at launch (limit orders as all production facilities weren't yet available).

After getting the VIN for my 335i currently enroute, I decoded it to find out that mine was built in Munich to be specific. If the first letter of your VIN is W, its German built. The specific factory built at is the 11th character.
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