BMW Zentrum

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BMW Zentrum
4.5
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9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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BEGa18
Augusta, GA27 contributions
My wife and I took the guided tour of the BMW assembly line at the Greer factory. I highly recommend it. You see the line start with painted bodies and finish with the completed vehicle driving off. The tour is about ninety minutes and starts and ends at the BMW Zentrum (museum) on campus. Reservations are required, there is a modest fee, and masks are required as of January 2022.
Written February 1, 2022
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DvilleBrian
Chalong, Thailand474 contributions
My wife booked our tour way in advance and still couldn't get the two hour tour in the afternoon. We took the one hour tour in the morning.
You start in the BMW museum where they break you up into smaller groups. You are driven to the assembly plant on a really nice motor coach. At the factory you are given safety glasses and earbuds so you can hear the tour guide while you are on the factory floor.
The tour through the assembly line lasts about an hour with the guide giving you information about each part of the assembly process. It is amazing how organized this plant is.
They make you turn off your phones and no cameras, video or pictures are allowed on the tour, but you are free to take as many as you like in the museum.
If you ever get the chance to take this tour, do it, it is well worth the money. Super educational and will give you a new perspective on how automobiles are made.
Written May 3, 2022
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Howard P
Charleston, SC1,186 contributions
Tickets are necessary for the guided walking tour of the manufacturing plant making all of the X-car BMW'S that are shipped from SC around the world. Children must be 12 years old no exceptions due to insurance company requirements. You see all phases of car production with the exception of the body panel stamping. Closed toe shoes required, headsets and safety glasses provided with the minimum ticket cost.
We were delayed due to traffic and heavy rain and the staff were very accommodating and allowed us to take a later tour.
Highly recommend if you have never witnessed modern car building.
Hope this helps.
Written May 19, 2021
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hallla
Decatur, AL80 contributions
We began our day at the BMW Performance Center by driving several BMW performance cars around different tracks. What a rush! Then off to the two hour plant tour which was absolutely fantastic! Afterwards, we enjoyed relaxing in the Zentrum and seeing BMW history unfold in the beautiful cars on display along with lunch. Some reservations may be required months in advance to see it all.
Written May 15, 2022
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TravelingJohnB80
Martinsburg, WV484 contributions
Couples
The museum is open to anyone and is free of charge and you don’t need reservations, however if you want a factory tour you will need to book in advance and currently is $10. Book early as they fill up fast. The museum itself was very underwhelming and only has a few cars on display. We were not able to do the factory tour as they were full when we arrived.
Written May 21, 2021
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Guy Harrison
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I was very disappointed. I had taken this tour about Ten years ago with a childhood friend from out of town. At that time, the tour lasted well over 1 hour, and ventured deep into the manufacturing plant. We Experienced a very bustling and active place with robotic activity at several locations within the plant and were sad to see it end. This time I brought my special needs son, excited about what he was going to experience. Instead, we hardly entered the building before we turned around and was headed back to the entrance. The one only station we attend attached the doors from back to front with the hood the last to be installed. Unfortunately, this area had no activity. There was no personnel and no robot activity whatsoever. Everything was still and dormant. As our guide apologized for the lack of activity, we were escorted back to the entrance of the plant and shown a movie about the manufacturing we expected to see first hand. The tour lasted less than an hour. Very, very disappointing. As a post note, I am a current and proud owner of 3 BMW's and believe they're the best-manufactured automobile on the planet.
Written March 5, 2021
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Will J
Flat Rock, NC31 contributions
Couples
The numbers are staggering. I think over a million square feet, 11,000 employees, 1500 cars produced a day, 100 semi truck parts deliveries an hour. We went on the two hour tour and a short rest break would have been nice but we warned before starting to prepare for two hours. Olivia, our guide, was efficient and knowledgeable. There were hundreds of robots humming along with people maintaining a stock of parts for them to weld and assemble. Although cars are more expensive each year, the cost would be much higher without the massive automation used now. Very impressive.
Written June 1, 2022
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Drsue36
South Orange, NJ11 contributions
Couples
The BMW Zentrum Museum and Glimpse Tour was a highlight of our road trip around the south. It is an awe-inspiring facility and we were fortunate to have Hope as our guide. She was well-versed and well-spoken and was readily able to answer our questions. We left the facility feeling totally impressed with the size and scope of the facility. We were also very impressed with the care BMW provides for its workers and their families. We became “true believers” after surviving a terrible accident in our previous X5 and were particularly impressed with the safety features Hope showed us as part of production.
Written June 9, 2021
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Jim M
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If you own a car or have ever seen a car, this tour is for you. Absolutely amazing close up views of how these beautiful cars are put together from over 400 individual pieces of locally sourced steel. 2500 robots in action plant wide working together with 11,000 employees building 1500 cars a day! How do robots make 6500 perfect spot welds in each car, watch and find out. The cars rise and lower, twist and turn to get into the perfect position for workers to do their thing without lifting heavy parts or squeezing into difficult positions.
Quality inspections at every turn and beautifully finished cars exit continually for an individual test drive of every car.
Courteous and knowledgable tour guides escort you through several assembly plants on the 11,050 acre campus which house the future. Whether you are a BMW fan or not, this plant shows what America can do in a global economy. Seventy percent of their production is exported taking a big bite out of our trade imbalance.
Written January 31, 2020
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Michael S
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Solo
The BMW factory tour is well worth your time; well organized and paced, the 2 hour interval flys by. Watching the original chassis get welded together, and, over time, seeing a completed SUV get driven off the line is mesmerizing. Tour guides are loaded w info, but, largely, they let the assembly line do the talking. A real treat, and, out of towners will be bedazzled, don’t miss it.
Written February 28, 2020
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