BMW rolls out 7-Series sedan as 50,000th car from Chennai plant
BMW rolls out 50,000th car from Chennai plant. Pictured: Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant with 7-Series sedan.PR Handout

BMW has rolled out its 50,000th car from its plant in Chennai. The 50,000th car produced at the company's plant in Chennai was a 7-Series sedan, which was launched at the Auto Expo 2016.

The Chennai plant of BMW, which commenced its operations on 29 March 2007, currently produces up to eight models locally on two assembly lines. At present, the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5, are locally produced at the plant in Chennai.

"Each and every BMW that is locally produced is of the same international standards as anywhere else in the world and brings a smile on the faces of our customers. Highly skilled employees, advanced manufacturing processes along with state-of-the-art machinery and technology provide all the necessary ingredients to achieve these tough standards," Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai, said in a statement.

BMW Group has invested over Rs. 490 crore in India till date and has continuously increased the number of its locally-produced car models. Currently, BMW India has 38 sales outlets in the India, a manufacturing plant in Chennai, a parts warehouse in Mumbai and a training centre in Gurgaon NCR.

Meanwhile, BMW expanded its 3-series portfolio in India with the launch of the 320i petrol sedan this week. BMW 3-series is now available in both petrol and diesel variants. The new 320i has been launched in two variants — Prestige and Luxury line. While the Prestige has been priced at Rs. 36.90 lakh, the Luxury line is available for Rs. 42.70 lakh (ex-showroom, all-India).

[1 lakh = 100,000 | 1 crore = 10 million | 100 crore = 1 billion]