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Magna Steyr AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Graz, Austria, where its primary manufacturing plant is also located. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.

MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
Limited public partnership (AG & KG)
IndustryAutomotive
Contract manufacturing
PredecessorSteyr-Daimler-Puch
Founded2001
FounderFrank Stronach
HeadquartersGraz, Austria
Key people
Günther Apfalter, President
ProductsComplete vehicle automobile manufacturing, automobile components
ServicesConsultancy services
RevenueIncrease
Number of employees
12,000 (2018)
ParentMagna International
WebsiteMagnaSteyr.com

Magna Steyr engineers, develops and assembles automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis; therefore, Magna Steyr is not an automobile marque. In 2002, the company absorbed Daimler AG's Eurostar vehicle assembly facility. With an annual production capacity of approximately 200,000 vehicles as of 2018,[1] it is the largest contract manufacturer for automobiles worldwide.[2] The company has several manufacturing sites, with its main car production in Graz in Austria.

Magna Steyr developed Mercedes-Benz's "4Matic" four-wheel drive (4wd) system, and assembles all E-Class 4Matic models.[citation needed] The company also undertook substantial development on the BMW X3 and manufactured all original X3s (model code E83), and the Aston Martin Rapide. The company developed several cars on behalf of manufacturers such as the Audi TT, Fiat Bravo and Peugeot RCZ.

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HistoryEdit

Magna Steyr AG & Co KG was founded in 2001 after Magna International Inc. acquired a majority shareholding in Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG three years earlier.[3]

During the second quarter of 2015, the Magna Steyr battery pack business was sold to Samsung SDI for approximately $120 million.[4]

ProductionEdit

CurrentEdit

In March 2017 Magna Steyr started to produce the new BMW 5 Series sedan; production is shared with BMW Group's manufacturing plant in Dingolfing, Germany.[5]

In early December 2016 Magna International announced it will build the new Jaguar I-Pace, the company’s first battery electric vehicle. Jaguar later said Magna Steyr will also assemble its E-Pace crossover, starting later in 2017. Magna Steyr confirmed the deal following Jaguar's announcement.[6] Production for the I-Pace started in early 2018.

FormerEdit

Car componentsEdit

Cancelled contractsEdit

Porsche had announced in June 2008 that the Boxster and Cayman models would be manufactured by Magna Steyr from 2012, but this contract was cancelled in December 2009 and transferred to Karmann, a German car assembly company which had recently been taken over by Porsche's parent company, Volkswagen.[12]

MILAEdit

 
Magna Steyr MILA Concept

Magna Steyr created the MILA (Magna Innovation Lightweight Auto)[13] brand for its technology and research. Several concept cars have been shown at motor shows.

MILA ConceptEdit

The showcar was presented at the IAA in Frankfurt in 2005 as a one-seater sportscar. The first prototype of the CNG-powered vehicle was built in 2006. Mila 2, the two-seater version, followed.

MILA FutureEdit

Presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2007, the Mila Future is a sculpture with four roof options: coupé, landaulet, coupster (a crossover between a coupé and a roadster) and roadster.

MILA AlpinEdit

 
Magna Steyr MILA Alpin concept

The Alpin was a small, lightweight off-road vehicle for four passengers in a 3+1 seat arrangement announced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.[14] It had an unusual mid-engine layout and was based on a low-cost production concept.[15] It was 3540mm long, 1703mm wide and 1750mm high, with a 3-cylinder 1.0 L (999cc) engine in two versions; CNG natural gas or petrol. The petrol version was much lighter, with a weight of 906 kg.

MILA EVEdit

The Mila EV was a plug-in electric vehicle concept[16] based on a modular lightweight platform, displayed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.[17]

MILA AerolightEdit

At the Geneva Motor Show 2011, the fifth Mila concept car was presented: Mila Aerolight, a compact four-seater, powered by CNG.

 
Magna Steyr MILA Blue

MILA CoupicEdit

The sixth concept car in the Mila family, the Mila Coupic, combines three vehicle concepts in one: a SUV coupé which can be transformed into a pick-up or a convertible. It was presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2012.

MILA BlueEdit

MIla Blue is a natural-gas powered lightweight concept vehicle with emissions of CO2 of less than 49 g/km. The car achieves a weight saving of 300 kg compared to typical current A-segment vehicles powered by CNG.[18]

MILA PlusEdit

MILA Plus combines a sophisticated, lightweight construction with an intelligent, alternative-drive solution to produce maximum performance as well as eco-friendliness. With an all-electric range of 75 km and a vehicle weight of 1,520 kg, MILA Plus achieves reduced CO2 emissions of 32g/km. The vehicle features advanced technologies and flexible manufacturing processes, with a focus on eco-friendliness.[19]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Magna to Build New Paint Line in Slovenia to Support Graz Vehicle Production". Magna International. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 2018-04-20.
  2. ^ "New World of Telecommunications". Siemens. 2008. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Press Release – Magna Announces Second Quarter and Year to Date Results". Magna International website. August 7, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  5. ^ "News Release – Magna to Build New BMW 5 Series". Magna.com. 2016-09-15. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  6. ^ "News Release – Magna to Build Jaguar Land Rover I-Pace Vehicle in Graz, Austria". Magna.com. 2016-12-01. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  7. ^ "Business news, local news, expert opinion". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  8. ^ "Mini Paceman review". The Telegraph. 9 November 2012. Retrieved 16 January 2013.
  9. ^ Pulman, Ben (2010-01-20). "Mini Countryman (2010): first official pictures by CAR Magazine". Carmagazine.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ [3][dead link]
  12. ^ "Porsche cancels Magna contract". Autocar. 2009-12-21. Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  13. ^ "Magna Steyr presents "MILA Concept" : Sporty fun car powered by natural gas" (PDF). Magnasteyr.com. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  14. ^ Jonathon Ramsey (2008-02-28). "Geneva '08 Preview: Magna Steyr MILA Alpin concept". Autoblog. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  15. ^ [4][dead link]
  16. ^ "Preview: Obama at Plug-In Center Thurs + News Roundup". CalCars. 2009-03-18. Retrieved 2009-05-06.
  17. ^ [5][dead link]
  18. ^ "Magna unveils 'Mila Blue,' a lightweight, natural-gas hybrid concept". CanadianManufacturing.com. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
  19. ^ "Magna Steyr MILA Plus concept". Car and Driver. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2017.

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