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BMW is preparing it’s plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. to build as many as 40,000 units of it’s upcoming new model, the BMW X6. According to BMW of North America CEO Tom Purves, the new BMW X6 (concept art shown above) will be priced above US$50,000, will not be as big as the Mercedes Benz R-class that it is going up against, but will have all-wheel drive, BMW sport handling and room for five adults. This dispels rumours that the BMW X6 will be a 7-seater.

BMW’s Spartanburg plant currently builds the 2nd generation E70 BMW X5 and the BMW Z4 Roadster. Faurecia, one of BMW’s suppliers in North America says they are heavily into “launch mode”, which means we should expect the BMW X6 to be launched soon.

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