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Ultimate Factories: BMW

BMW stands for Bavarian Motor Works. So you’d expect the Bavarian town of Landshut, Germany to be the place where BMW transforms liquid metal into lightweight engine crankcases. You’d also expect BMW to precision assemble its high-performance 3.0 liter six-cylinder engines in the Bavarian city of Munich. But most people don’t expect BMW to ship some engines across the Atlantic Ocean to BMW’s first full manufacturing plant outside of Germany—in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Source: National Geographic Channel