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I recently discovered that my 335i F30 (2013) was assembled in South Africa (details are in this post at http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?p=9817566#post9817566).

I'm curious to get feedback/comments about experiences with cars assembled in South Africa. Given the automation in the assembly process, it seems that the cars should perform according to design specs. There are so many automated, computer guided checks on the assembly process itself that it should be robust and consistent across all the assembly plants.
 

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While it rubs BMW owners the wrong way to get a South African built car, a study by JD Power shows that they're actually better built.

According to a recent J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study, the BMW factory with the fewest defects per 100 vehicles is in Rosslyn, South Africa, producing the 3-series compact luxury sedan.

The study, which only includes assembly plants producing vehicles for the U.S. market, showed the Rosslyn plant with an average defect rate of 15 per 100 vehicles.

BMW's Dingolfing 01 factory in Germany, which produces the 3-, 4- and 5-series cars, earned a Silver award with an average of 21 defects per 100 cars.
http://autoweek.com/article/car-news/best-bmws-arent-built-germany
 
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