BMW is exploring plans to build its top seller — the X3 compact crossover — at its underutilized Mexico assembly plant, according to a production forecaster who has familiarity with the discussions.
The move would free capacity at BMW's maxed-out U.S. factory to satisfy customer demand for its entire line of crossovers.
Without revealing specific plans, BMW Group CEO Oliver Zipse said crossover production will come to Mexico.
"Mexico will play an important role in our complete setup," Zipse told Automotive News this month. "At some point in time, you will see X models because the market demand is so high. That is all I can say right now."