The world is constantly changing and being cost-efficient is a must in any business, especially one where you actually have to build something. BMW is no exception to the rules and in order to cater better to the needs of its Chinese customers new plants had to be opened.
However, unlike the US plant or the South African one, where cars are assembled using engines sourced from German factories, in China things work a bit differently. That’s because China has its own BMW engine plant, where mills for all the Chinese market cars are sourced from. This is actually the only BMW engine plant in the world located outside Germany.