BMW intends to build directly in Russia
Now that the local market has definitely emerged from the long-term crisis, BMW is preparing to start direct production in Russia, which has been entrusted to local partner Avtotor to date.
A definitive decision on the location will be taken in the short to medium term and the candidates are at present the cities of Moscow, Kaluga, St. Petersburg and Kaliningrad, with probable preference for the latter as it is already home of Avtotor's production.
Expected investments of hundreds of millions Euros. At present, Avtotor assembles 3-Series, 5-Series, 7-Series, X1 and X6 at a rate of about 40,000 units a year.