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Champion engine builder.

The Steyr plant is an essential component in the BMW Group’s global production network. As the BMW Group’s largest engine plant, it builds three, four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, which are fitted in BMW and MINI cars at the company’s vehicle plants around the world. As the centre of competence for the whole Group, BMW Group Plant Steyr is also responsible for development of all BMW diesel engines. The expertise for company-wide production of engine components is also concentrated at this location.

With an engine rolling off the assembly line on average every 14 seconds, the plant produces several hundred different engine variants and achieves an output of more than 6,000 engines per workday at peak times

The combination of high quality standards, innovative production technologies and highly-skilled employees ensures that premium vehicles “made by BMW” can be built at any BMW Group location worldwide from more than 10,000 individual parts.

At a glance.

Key figures

Company name BMW Motoren GmbH
Executive Board Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Gerhard Wölfel
Ilka Horstmeier
Revenues 3.91 billion €
Employees 4.459
Overall investment approx. 6.4 billion € 

Production volume (engines)

  2015 2016
Gesamt 1,181,958 1,261,449
Petrol engines 329,569 393,150
Diesel engines 852,389 868,299

Mechanical production (core engine parts)

  2015 2016
Crankcases 1.81 Mio. 1.81 Mio.
Crankshafts 1.26 Mio. 1.31 Mio.
Connecting rods 8.46 Mio. 8.78 Mio.
Cylinder heads 1.25 Mio. 1.23 Mio.