The only cars that were entirely built in Spartanburg are the Z3, Z4 (E85/E86), X5, X6, and the X3 F25. The E36 was only built briefly before the Z3 came out.
The VIN for a US model starts with a 5, while any ECE model that comes out of Spartanburg starts with a W. As stated in the post, the eleventh character of the VIN will be an L for any vehicle built in Spartanburg.
Regensburg. Liked the wiki about the city. I did not know that VDO was part of Siemens and is now part of Continental AG.
Also sounds like a great place to visit. Regensburg had little damage from the Strategic bombing during World War II and the nearly intact medieval city center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most important cultural loss was the Romanesque church of Obermünster, which was destroyed in a March 1945 air raid and never rebuilt (the belfry survived). Also Regensburg's slow economic recovery after the war ensured that historic buildings were not torn down to be replaced by newer buildings. When the upswing came to Regensburg in the late 1960s, the mindset had turned in favor of preserving the heritage.
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