PLANT ROSSLYN 1973 TO 2018
BMW AG assumes full shareholding of the Praetor Monteerders production plant and establishes BMW Group South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
The second-generation BMW 3 Series begins production. Fans nickname the car “Gusheshe”.
The first “Dolphin” BMW 3 Series rolls off the production line. A total of 84 876 would be built here.
1997 Production of the fourthgeneration “G-string” BMW 3 Series begins. 2004
Crowned World Car of the Year two years later, a total of 356 257 fth-generation BMW 3 Series models would be produced at Rosslyn over a period of seven years.
Production of the sixth-gen. BMW 3 Series begins. Some 382 658 examples are built.
Plant Rosslyn is awarded the Platinum Plant Quality Award in the JD Power IQS (initial quality survey).
The BMW Group announces a R6 billion upgrade ahead of X3 production.
The last 3 Series, number 1 191 604, leaves the production line.
The rst (third-generation) BMW X3 is built.