Jakarta. BMW Group Indonesia today rolled
out the locally assembled BMW X3, the fourth model produced in the
country in addition to the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series and X1.
Launched in Indonesia in April 2011, the second generation of BMW X3
offers more space, better driving comfort and efficient engines with
8-speed Automatic Transmission.
The roll-out of the new BMW X3 xDrive20i with new TwinPower
Turbo petrol engine and X3 xDrive20d with Advanced Diesel technology
took place at the Gaya Motor plant at Sunter, north of Jakarta. The
ceremony was attended by the management of PT Astra International Tbk
and BMW Group Indonesia.
“BMW Group Indonesia has gradually ramped up its production
activities in Indonesia in line with the commitment of a new
investment of 100 billion rupiah to assemble more models in the
country since 2011. As the world’s most successful
premium car manufacturer, BMW Group's expansion of its production
activities highlights Indonesia’s significant and growing
position in the world economy,” said Ramesh Divyanathan,
President Director of BMW Group Indonesia in his speech.
“Our production rate is 8 units per day in June and will
ramp up to 10 units per day by December 2012. This means an increase
in economic value, more job opportunities, transfer of know-how and
production capabilities to Indonesia,” he added.
The production of BMW models is centered at the plant of PT Gaya
Motor, which is a unit of the BMW Group’s long-standing partner
in Indonesia, PT Astra International. Gaya Motor is part of BMW
Group’s global production network that applies high standards of
processes, quality control and safety requirements. This
guarantees that all locally-assembled models fulfill the stringent
demands to qualify as a premium car.
“The training of the employees at Gaya Motor plant has
started since July 2011. Every time we launch a new model in the
production plant, we have experts coming from our German plants to
provide specific training and support. For the BMW X3, we have
twelve production experts providing training on assembly
processes and quality requirements for about 2 months,” said
Josef Weichinger, BMW Group’s Plant Representative in Jakarta.
“The employees are very capable to understand and implement our
high production standards and the key to our successful launch was the
smooth interaction with our German experts. We are very pleased
with the overall result. Gaya Motor plant consistently meets
BMW’s worldwide high standard for production and quality.”
The new BMW X3 xDrive20i is introduced for the first time in
Indonesia. It comes with the new generation of 2-liter
four-cylinder gasoline engine, with TwinPower Turbo technology
combining a TwinScroll turbocharger with VALVETRONIC,
Double-VANOS and High Precision Injection. The engine is
capable to produce 184 hp at 5,000 rpm and maximum torque of 270 Nm
between 1,250 to 4,500 rpm.
The engine enables it to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.6
seconds. Top speed is 210 km/h. The fuel consumption is
13.3 km/l with CO2 emission level at 175 gr/km.
The BMW X3 xDrive20d is powered by a 2 liter four cylinder
turbocharged diesel engine with aluminium crankcase and common rail
direct injection. It mobilizes a maximum output of 184 hp at
4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 380 Nm between 1,750 and 2,750
rpm. Acceleration from 0 km/h to 100 km/h can be reached in 8.5
seconds and the top speed is 210 km/h. The new BMW X3 xDrive20d
sets a new benchmark in efficiency with an average fuel consumption of
17.9 km/l and a CO2 emission level of 147 g/km.
The new BMW X3 xDrive20i and BMW X3 xDrive20d will be
introduced at the off the road price of Rp. 828.000.000,- and
Rp. 788.000.000,- subsequently.
The two locally-assembled variants together with the top model BMW X3
xDrive35i, which will remain a fully-imported model, will form a
strong X3 model line-up. BMW Group Indonesia now offers the most
complete Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV) model range in the premium
segment in Indonesia, ranging from the compact SAV BMW X1 up to the
mid-size SAV BMW X3 and the full-size SAV, BMW X5 and BMW X6 Sports
Activity Coupe (SAC).
The BMW Group The BMW Group is one of the most
successful manufacturers of automobiles and motorcycles in the world
with its BMW, MINI, Husqvarna Motorcycles and Rolls-Royce
brands. As a global company, the BMW Group operates 25 production and
assembly facilities in 14 countries and has a global sales network in
more than 140 countries.
In 2011, the BMW Group sold about1.67 million cars and more than
113,000 motorcycles worldwide. The profit before tax for the financial
year 2011 was euro 7.38 billion on revenues amounting to euro 68.82
billion. At 31 December 2011, the BMW Group had a workforce of
approximately 100,000 employees.
The success of the BMW Group
has always been built on long-term thinking and responsible
action. The company has therefore established ecological and
social sustainability throughout the value chain,
comprehensive product responsibility and a clear commitment to
conserving resources as an integral part of its strategy. As a
result of its efforts, the BMW Group has been ranked industry
leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the last
BMW Group Indonesia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Munich-based
Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW) AG in Germany. The establishment of
this subsidiary in April 2001 reflects the BMW Group’s
confidence in the long-term future of Indonesia. BMW Indonesia
Group activities cover the wholesale of BMW and MINI cars, spare parts
and accessories, as well as the overall planning of sales, marketing,
after-sales, and related activities in Indonesia. Its dealership
network covers 15 new car dealers spread out in various cities in
Indonesia. Selected models of the 3 Series, 5 Series and X1 compact
SAV are assembled in Indonesia by a local partner.