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      10-05-2018, 09:57 PM   #1
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First 3 series rolled of the line @ Mexico plant in San Luis Potosí!


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G20 production video (not Mexico plant):



Link to actual article in Spanish : https://massanluis.com/2018/10/04/es...tosi-y-mexico/
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      10-05-2018, 10:26 PM   #2
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First 3 series rolled of the line @ Mexico plant in San Luis Potosí
I love this pic, I hope the Mexican plant is as successful as the SA plant. When I got my 330I and saw it wasn't made in Germany, I was bummed for about two minutes until I goggled the plant. I love that I have one of the last Rossyln 3ers. Hope BMW Mexico has the same quality.
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My prior Golf GTI was made in Mexico and it had a ton of issues. Granted my USA made X3 already has a ton of rattles. Actually my German made F80 also creaks like an old wooden ship.
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      10-06-2018, 11:34 AM   #4
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All my German cars are solid, including F30. Mexican plant has big shoes to fill.
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I'll drive a Mexican car. I drove Japanese cars and now have a German car so why not?
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All my German cars are solid, including F30. Mexican plant has big shoes to fill.
I agree that the bar is set high.

I had a German f30 with a terrible steering rack and pinion issue that required involving bmw field engineer and other legal professionals. I bring it up because your post insinuated German built cars are perfect .

Atleast transit time should be shortened .
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Atleast transit time should be shortened .
They do have to make it over that yhhuuuge wall though.
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Actually my current GTI is hecho en Mexico and no gripes at all so far (2017 w/ 19K miles). ACC was misaligned initially but that was a supplier issue apparently and fixed under warranty. No glitches since nor squeaks, rattles, etc. I can hear my sunglasses rattling around inside the holder over a speed bump but that's it.
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Mexican made cars “tend” to be a bit better than 1st world country made cars for a number of cultural reasons that I wont talk here among other things... I can assure you given the chance I would take a Mexican made car vs ROW, they have one of the finest manufacturing workforce that actually take pride on their job vs looking down upon it like most 1st world countries.
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Actually my current GTI is hecho en Mexico and no gripes at all so far (2017 w/ 19K miles). ACC was misaligned initially but that was a supplier issue apparently and fixed under warranty. No glitches since nor squeaks, rattles, etc. I can hear my sunglasses rattling around inside the holder over a speed bump but that's it.
There was a case study that Mexico VW Puebla plant was actually making a better Jetta and Golf than the German made one.
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Atleast transit time should be shortened .
They do have to make it over that yhhuuuge wall though.
Lollll
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I wonder what this means for European Delivery of the G20. This will be my third BMW and I was looking forward to picking this one up at BMW Welt for the first time.
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South Africa F30s have better reliability and build quality than German F30s so for everyone crying out G20s built in Mexico, you should ask why German F30s aren’t as good as South Africa.
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Ive never heard of plant specific quality issues. Recalls are usually specific to model and year.
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I wonder what this means for European Delivery of the G20. This will be my third BMW and I was looking forward to picking this one up at BMW Welt for the first time.
Now you will go to Cancun
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I wonder what this means for European Delivery of the G20. This will be my third BMW and I was looking forward to picking this one up at BMW Welt for the first time.
Now you will go to Cancun
Actually, San Luis Potosi is in central part of the country and located north east of Mexico City.
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I don't think quality will be any different then in Germany.
They are not making parts, they are assembling.

I am sure assembly line was approved from Germany.
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I don't think quality will be any different then in Germany.
They are not making parts, they are assembling.

I am sure assembly line was approved from Germany.
Yea parts come from China
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I don't think quality will be any different then in Germany.
They are not making parts, they are assembling.

I am sure assembly line was approved from Germany.
There is a lot of trial and error involved with mastering an assembly process. I've seen a production plant be in business for 30+ years, switch to a new chassis and errors occurred like: fuel lines not attached completely, electrical harnesses not latched, fuel feed pipe not connected to tank, suspension components not torqued to the optimal value. They will have their trials and tribulations - some of the important variables are to learn from mistakes, proper training of the associates, and avoid boredom. For sure they will deal with turn over as the San Luis area, and surrounding areas have a lot of manufacturing competition.
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