September 2022

BMW Manufacturing S.C. celebrates 6 million BMWs and 30 years

(October 1, 2022) SPARTANBURG, S.C.  — As September ends, BMW Manufacturing has six million reasons to celebrate two important plant milestones. Earlier in the month, associates at the South Carolina plant produced the six millionth BMW built in the United States. The historic vehicle is a Java Green Metallic BMW X6 M equipped with a 600-horsepower 4.4-liter BMW M TwinPower Turbo V-8 engine, Silverstone Full Merino Leather interior, and 21/22-inch M Star-spoke bi-color wheels. Due to its historic significance, this X6 M will remain at the factory and become part of the BMW historic collection.

New 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel unveiled

(September 30, 2022) DALLAS — Ram has unveiled the new 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel at the State Fair of Texas. This new model expands the brand’s heavy-duty lineup and offers a unique and exceptional combination of off-road performance without sacrificing towing and payload capabilities. The new 2023 Ram Heavy Duty Rebel, positioned between Laramie and Power Wagon, "further fortifies Ram trucks as North America’s off-road and performance truck leader."

BMW Manufacturing opens new logistics center in S.C.

(September 30, 2022) SPARTANBURG, S.C. — BMW Manufacturing officially opened its new logistics center on Freeman Farm Road on Thursday, revealing a more efficient, sustainable, and digital operation. The new Logistics Center for X models, called LCX, is nearly one million square feet in size and was constructed by Becknell Industrial. Total investment in the project is approximately $100 million.

Toyota announces extension to Safety Connect and Service Connect trials

(September 29, 2022) PLANO, Texas  — Toyota has announced additional peace of mind to assist when the unexpected occurs. Safety Connect, a suite of available services that help drivers stay secure while on the road, is now available with an extended trial period to customers of select Toyota models. The suite of available services includes 24-hour emergency assistance, 24-hour enhanced roadside assistance, automatic collision notification and stolen vehicle locator.

BMW Z4 roadster updated for 2023 model year; starts at $53,795

(September 29, 2022) A pure-bred roadster, more sporting and visually appealing than ever: this is the BMW Z4 for model year 2023. The latest version of the open-top two-seater incorporates a raft of detail updates, brings fresh design accents to the exterior, expands the range of standard equipment and adds new items to the options list. The 2023 Z4 sDrive30i and M40i have the ideal elements with which to build on the model’s success story as both a symbol of pure driving pleasure in BMW’s product line and the global leader in its market segment.

New Ford F-Series Super Duty — Next level capability, connectivity, technology

(September 29, 2022) LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Ford has introduced the all-new 2023 F-Series Super Duty lineup of pickup trucks and chassis cabs. Redesigned inside and out, every Super Duty is built with unprecedented levels of work capability, ingenious new technology and a suite of cloud-based services for new levels of productivity.

Polestar 3 electric SUV premieres on Oct. 12

(September 28, 2022) GOTHENBURG, Sweden — Polestar will premiere its first SUV, Polestar 3, at a launch event on Oct. 12 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Polestar says "the Polestar 3 is a powerful, design-led electric performance SUV that appeals to the senses with a distinct shape and excellent driving dynamics."

2023 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon FarOut — Final EcoDiesel production

(September 28, 2022) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jeep brand is marking the end of Wrangler EcoDiesel production with the exclusive limited-edition Wrangler Rubicon FarOut.  Originally introduced for the 2020 model year, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon EcoDiesel with 442 lb.-ft. of torque was the most capable Wrangler to date.