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Our plant in numbers.

Plant Overview

As the BMW Group’s largest engine plant worldwide, BMW Group Plant Steyr builds three, four and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, which are fitted in BMW and MINI cars at our 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 and MINI diesel engines.

An engine rolls off the assembly line on average every 13 seconds – with a total of around 530,000 diesel and 700,000 petrol engines produced in 2019. More than one third of those engines were for hybrid drive trains. The plant achieves an output of up to 6,000 engines per workday at peak times.

As we seek to drive the future, we are already thinking ahead – with housings for the latest-generation of electric drive trains or our innovative diesel engines, for instance. Here, passion meets perfection – turning complex drive systems for ground-breaking mobility into reality.

All of this is possible thanks to our roughly 4,500 dedicated and highly-skilled employees, working with state-of-the-art production technology, who make BMW Group Plant Steyr a champion engine-builder. 

At a glance.

Company name BMW Motoren GmbH
Executive Board Dr. Alexander Susanek
Dr. Michael Nikolaides
Revenues 3.7 billion €
Employees about 4,500
Overall investment approx. 7.5 billion € 
2018 2019
Gesamt 1,218,561 1,227,078
Petrol engines 594,097 697,521
Diesel engines 624,464 529,557
2018 2019
Crankcases 1.31 Mio. 1.35 Mio.
Crankshafts 1.35 Mio. 1.17 Mio.
Connecting rods 8.78 Mio. 9.35 Mio.
Cylinder heads 0.92 Mio. 1.07 Mio.
Housing for electric drive trains   685