German carmaker BMW said on Monday it wanted to invest an additional $387 billion (250 million pounds) in production plants in Britain that make the Mini brand.
"A year ago we announced a further investment of 500 million pounds in our UK production network by 2014 and today we are announcing an additional 250 million, taking us through to 2015," BMW board member Harald Kruege said.
The announcement will secure some 5,500 jobs in Britain, where BMW has a plant in Oxford, a body pressing factory in Swindon and an engine factory near Birmingham.
BMW sold some 152,000 Mini cars in the first half of the year.
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