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Three Million Engines From UK BMW Plant - Web Exclusive

The UK-built engines are supplied to production plants in Germany, Austria and Oxford.

Greg Emmerson
Jun 6, 2012
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The BMW Group’s UK engine plant at Hams Hall, near Birmingham recently produced its three-millionth engine. In this case it was a 1.6L four-cylinder gasoline engine to be used in a new Mini at the Oxford assembly plant. The car in question is destined for the emerging Indian market.

More than 80% of Minis built in the UK are exported, and more than 1.6 million have been shipped overseas since the Mini was launched in 2001.

“This is a fantastic milestone for Plant Hams Hall,” said plant director, Nick Spencer. “Our 800-strong workforce is proud to be playing an important role within BMW Group’s global production network, building engines in the UK for cars sold in many countries around world and contributing to the success of the iconic MINI brand.”

The UK-built engines are supplied to production plants in Germany, Austria and Oxford, currently powering the BMW X1, BMW 1 Series and the recently launched new BMW 3 Series plus all Mini gasoline models.

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