i have been to the Volvo plant in Sweden and have seen the exteriors of the BMW plants in Germany; but this sprawling manufacturing plant in the USA was the first tour where I have seen BMW vehicles assembled up close and personal. Everything about the assembly of these fine vehicles bespeaks quality and precision. Car assembly plants do not vary that much in the process used to build a car, whether in Malmo, Sweden; Munich or the USA. The care taken to make certain that each vehicle is the best it can be coming off the line is impressive. That's why BMW charges what it does, and why they can stand behind their products' quality. It was encouraging to hear that they have two shifts operating every week. South Carolina was lucky to get this plant at this location. Of course, BMW was looking for a place where labor costs would be low and their plant would be welcomed. They certainly got what they wanted.