New confirmations on the future BMW plant in Russia
A Bavarian carmaker spokesman confirmed to Automotive News Europe that BMW is considering the opportunity to build a direct manufacturing plant in Russia in the wake of the regained vitality of the market.
BMW has long been active in the country thanks to a strong partnership with local Avtotor that assembles some models of the Group at the Kaliningrad factory.
And the new plant is expected to be near the Avtotor factory. BMW predicts that the Russian market will close 2017 with sales up 11% over the previous budget.