The German automaker is said to be nearing a deal with China's Great Wall Motor Co to build MINI models for export.
BMW Group is reportedly working on a deal that could shift MINI production to China.
The German automaker is said to be nearing a deal with China's Great Wall Motor Co to build MINI models for export, unnamed sources tell Bloomberg.
MINI's Oxford plant recently celebrated its three-millionth unit since opening in 2001 to relaunch the classic British marque. BMW Group has spent around $2.3 billion on MINI's UK manufacturing operations.
Talk of a production facility in China arrives just weeks after MINI unveiled its first Electric Concept, previewing a production car that aims to carry the brand into the EV era.
MINI has already confirmed Oxford as the primary production location for the production EV. It is unclear if China is being considered as a second location, potentially helping both automakers comply with upcoming regulations in the world's largest automotive market.