Russia – BMW factory rolls out its 100,000th car
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BMW and its Russian production ally Avtotor rolled out the 100,000th car from the Kaliningrad plant this month. BMW and Avtotor have been producing cars in Russia since 1999, after a partnership was forged in 1997.
To celebrate the milestone, BMW Russia has introduced a special edition on the 5 Series.
The BMW 528i xDrive M Sport celebrates the success of the joint venture with customers by offering the following features –
- ‘Anthracite’ upholstery on the headliner
- Sports front seats stitched in Dakota leather
- M-Sport steering wheel
- Brake Energy Regeneration
- Drive mode selector that includes the ‘Eco Pro’ setting
- Servotronic power steering
- Bi-xenon headlights
- LED fog lights
- 18-inch alloy wheels
Under the hood, you would find a four-cylinder engine displacing 2.0 liters, and producing an output of 245 hp. Mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, power is transferred to the road via a four-wheel drive system.
Avtotor assembles a host of BMW cars including the 3 Series and 7 Series sedans. In 2004, the previous gen 5 Series (E60) was launched in Russia before being introduced in every other export market, the press release notes.