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NEW BMW Engine - PRODUCTION
- Published on: 5/23/2017
- BMW Brilliance Automotive opens new engine plant with light metal foundry in China
Engine plant to produce three and four-cylinder petrol engines +++ Light metal foundry sets the benchmark for sustainable production +++ Production of high-voltage batteries announced +++ Oliver Zipse: “The new engine plant reinforces our strong commitment to the Chinese market” +++
Engine plant to produce three and four-cylinder petrol engines
Light metal foundry sets the benchmark for sustainable production
Production of high-voltage batteries announced
Oliver Zipse: “The new engine plant reinforces our strong commitment to the Chinese market”
Munich/Shenyang. BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) opened a new engine plant with a light metal foundry in Shenyang today. The new location will produce the latest generation of the BMW TwinPower Turbo three and four-cylinder petrol engines and forms part of the BBA production network based in Shenyang in Northeastern China. BBA is a long-standing joint venture between the BMW Group and Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. A total of around 2,000 BBA employees will work at the engine plant over the long term.
Oliver Zipse, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production, stated during the opening ceremony: “This is another milestone in the history of our joint venture and further confirms the success of our cooperation. The new, groundbreaking engine plant, complete with a light metal foundry, will play an important role within the BMW Group’s worldwide production network. It forms part of our strategy for globally balanced growth with production capacity in the respective regional markets.”
Yumin Qi, Chairman of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd., expressed his gratitude: “During the last years BBA has made considerable progress and set up an excellent, state-of-the-art production location in Shenyang. With these facilities we are able to deepen our presence in the Chinese market and to continue our success. We do appreciate the great achievements of BBA as well as the good cooperation with our partner BMW Group.”
BBA President Dr. Anton Heiss also announced the next groundbreaking step for the joint venture at the event: “BMW Brilliance is recognized as one of the most successful premium manufacturers in China. Three new models are already in the pipeline for local production. One of these models, the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer, will be launched in the first quarter of 2016.”
Both the engine plant and the light metal foundry incorporate the latest state-of-the-art production standards and will supply BMW Brilliance’s Dadong and Tiexi automotive plants. Capacity, which currently stands at up to 300,000 units per year, is tied to production volumes at the two automotive plants. In 2015, local automotive production reached more than 287,000 units. BBA funded the necessary investment from its own resources; no additional capital was needed by the two joint venture partners.
The opening ceremony was attended by Oliver Zipse, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Production; Olaf Kastner, President and CEO of BMW Group Region China; Yumin Qi, Chief Executive Officer of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd.; Xiaoan Wu, Chairman of BBA; Dr. Anton Heiss, President of BBA; Ilka Horstmeier, Senior Vice President of Production: Engines and Electric Drive Systems; Ralf Hattler, Head of Purchasing and Supplier Network, Drive Trains; as well as representatives of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Ltd. and the local government.
Efficient engine production: the latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo three and four-cylinder petrol engines
BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engines are characterised by an especially high level of efficiency and low emissions and represent the latest development in the BMW EfficientDynamics engine family. Using a high percentage of aluminium has significantly reduced the weight of drive trains. Heat management and acoustic features were also improved. At the heart of this engine range is the award-winning TwinPower Turbo technology, combining variable load control with state-of-the-art direct injection.
A special feature of the new engine generation is standardised, location-independent production using a so-called modular system. All engines of this generation are in-line engines and every derivative is produced on the basis of a core engine and a modular kit. This principle increases the proportion of identical parts used within each combustion type, i.e. petrol or diesel, to up to 60 per cent. Even around 40 per cent of the parts used in petrol and diesel engines are identical.
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