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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 12 seconds – with a total of around 393,700 diesel and 603,000 petrol engines produced in 2020. More than one quarter of those engines were for hybrid drive trains. The plant achieves an output of up to 5,500 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 4,400 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 approx. 3 billion €  
Employees approx. 4,500  
Overall investment approx. 7.8 billion €   
  2019 2020
Gesamt 1.227.078 996.636
Petrol engines 697.521 602.967
Diesel engines 529.557 393.669
Crankcases 1,35 Mio. 1,06 Mio.
1,17 Mio. 793.002
Connecting rods 9,35 Mio. 7,37 Mio.
Cylinder heads 1,07 Mio. 813.450 
Housing for electric drive trains 685 17.602