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BMW awards Magna its largest ever transmissions order

Multi-year deal covers all front-wheel drive, dual-clutch, hybrid variants.


Magna dual-clutch, hybrid transmission.
Photo: Magna

SAILAUF, Germany — BMW Group has awarded Magna Powertrain its largest ever production order for transmission technologies.

The multi-year contract covers all front-wheel drive, dual-clutch transmissions, including hybrid transmission variants.

Magna Powwertrain, based in Aurora, Ont., said transmission technologies will be used in more than 170 different vehicle applications.

The hybrids will not affect the overall package size of the transmission, which gives BMW manufacturing flexibility. The hybrid variants also use a compact, 48V high-RPM electric motor within the transmission housing for additional improvements in fuel efficiency.

The transmissions will be built at Magna facilities in Neuenstein, Germany, and Kechnec, Slovakia.

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