BMW has rolled out its 40,000th locally-assembled product from the manufacturing facility in Chennai. This unit was a BMW 5-Series sedan painted in white. The 25,000th car was rolled out in July, 2012.
Inaugurated in 2007, the Chennai facility is the only BMW manufacturing unit in India. The brand can churn out 11,000 units annually on a double shift basis. Locally assembled products at the Chennai facility include the 1-Series, 3-Series, 3-Series GT, 5-Series, 7-Series, X1, X3, X5 and the Mini Countryman.
In November, BMW will launch the M3 sedan and M4 coupe in India and also the all-new Mini range of cars. The i8 hybrid sportscar is also slated for an early 2015 launch in India.