BMW to build X1, 3 Series at Shenyang plant in China image

The BMW X1 will be the first model from Bayerische Motoren Werke that will made at Brilliance BMW’s new factory, China Business News reports.

BMW-Brilliance started construction of its second factory in Shenyang, capital city of Northeast China’s Liaoning Province back in 2010. Now, the daily newspaper reports that production will begin in 2012.
The automaker made the announcement at the floor of the currently ongoing the Guangzhou International Motor Show, Auto Guangzhou 2011.

In addition, BMW will assemble the new 3 Series, and a series of BMW Twin Power Turbo engines.

Located in Shenyang in Northeast China, upon completion of the second plant there will be a total annual production capacity of 100,000 units.

BMW has struggled in China against Volkswagen’s Audi luxury brand, which has had the capability to build more cars in China.