07 June 2012

BMW MINI Engine Milestone: 2012

The three-millionth engine has been produced at BMW Group's UK engine plant circa Birmingham. Four-cylinder petrol engines have been built at Plant Hams Hall for over a decade. The engines go to plants in Germany, Austria and Oxford, UK, currently powering the BMW X1, 1 Series and new BMW 3 Series, as well as all MINI petrol models. Facilities are to be upgraded at the Hams Hall plant to enable production of a new generation low-emission petrol and diesel engines.

Production for BMW engines in the UK:

01 * 70,000
02 * 154,000
03 * 124,000
04 * 146,000
05 * 181,000
06 * 217,000
07 * 367,000
08 * 371,269
09 * 362,300
10 * 385,051
11 * 433,689
12 * 188,691
Tot 3,000,000

While German premium brands sell well in the UK, it seems that only BMW put anything of substance back into the economy. 800 people are employed at the engine plant.

2 comments:

  1. alex said...This is good news that people have jobs because of BMW.

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  2. It is Alex. Some people knock overseas investment because profits go offshore, but it's better to have investment, jobs and the ensuing tax revenue than have it all being made elsewhere.

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