BMW and Mini have entered into an agreement with Mercedes-Benz USA by which the latter will be responsible for the former two companies’ vehicles being imported through the port of Baltimore.
BMW and Mini will use the Mercedes-Benz vehicle preparation center to inspect, process, and repair their pre-delivered vehicles starting in March. President of BMW of North America, Jim O’Donnell said that he anticipates approximately 50,000 vehicles headed for the central region, to pas through Mercedes’ center, reports Automotive News.
Currently, the preparation is done at BMW’s factory in South Carolina, but that plant will no longer be practical once the new X3 starts to be built there next year.
Ernest Lieb, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA has also lent mention to the possibility of the two companies doing business together in the future.
-By: Stephen Calogera