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Production

OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE.

    

The latest generation of BMW TwinPower Turbo petrol engines are characterised by a high level of efficiency and low emissions and represent the latest development in the BMW EfficientDynamics engine family. 

All engines are in-line engines and every derivative is produced on the basis of a core engine and a modular kit.  There are a high number of identical parts across the engine family and a standardised production system means we have stable processes and a highly flexible manufacturing network that can respond quickly to customer demand and fluctuating markets.

   

The plant has one of the most modern and advanced, high-tech machining halls and a team of highly skilled machinists.

Core engine components - crankshafts, cylinder blocks and cylinder heads – are delivered to the plant as raw castings where they are turned, milled, drilled, polished and honed with a high level of precision and accuracy.

The quality of our machined components is constantly monitored throughout the production process and parts are taken for spot-checks in our measurement laboratory.

Finished components are transferred to the plant’s engine assembly hall as well as being supplied to BMW Group’s other engine manufacturing plants.

   

Our assembly team takes hundreds of individual parts to build the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo three and four cylinder petrol engines. At a rate of more than one engine per minute, we build a number of different engine derivatives, based on exact customer specifications and supplied to vehicle plants in the exact order required for their production schedules.

A number of quality checks take place throughout the engine build process and each finished engine enters a functional (cold) test, with a small number of our engines undergoing additional tests.

Our engines are dispatched to a number of vehicle plants around the world to power a range of BMW and MINI models.