Approximately 120 BMW models were damaged when a train transporting the vehicles derailed in South Carolina.
The models in question were heading from BMW’s production facility near Spartanburg to the Port of Charleston where they were to be exported internationally. According to the brand, models damaged included the X3, X4, X5 and X6.
In a statement to Automotive News, BMW said that its “personnel are traveling to the scene and will assess the damage to these 120 BMWs. We will continue to work with Norfolk Southern in this situation to assess the damages.”
Norfolk Southern, the train operator, is still investigating the cause of the derailment but confirmed that the tracks were damaged and are being repaired.
It’s not yet clear if the derailment will briefly delay the exportation of further BMW SUV models.
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