- Magna Steyr
MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG Type Limited public partnership (AG & KG) Industry Automotive Predecessor Steyr-Daimler-Puch Founded 2001 Headquarters Oberwaltersdorf, Austria Key people Frank Stronach Products contract Automobile manufacturing, automobile components Services Consultancy services Revenue Employees 10,200 (2011) Parent Magna International Website MagnaSteyr.com
Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria, with its primary manufacturing location in Graz. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.
Magna Steyr engineers, develop and assemble automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis; therefore, Magna Steyr is not an automobile marque. In 2002, it absorbed Daimler AG's Eurostar vehicle assembly facility. The company's vehicle assembly capacity reached 200,000 vehicles a year. It is the largest contract manufacturer for automobiles worldwide, and 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. The company also undertook substantial development on the BMW X3 and manufactures all first generation X3s, the Aston Martin Rapide and developed several cars on behalf of manufacturers such as the Audi TT, Fiat Bravo and Peugeot RCZ.
- Aston Martin Rapide (expected to move back to Aston Martin in 2012) - since 2010
- Mini Countryman (Crossover) – since 2010
- Peugeot RCZ - since 2010
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG aluminum body - since 2009
- Mercedes-Benz G-Class – since 1979
- BMW X3 2003–2010
- Jeep Commander 2006–2010
- Jeep Grand Cherokee WH 2005–2010
- Chrysler 300 C 2005–2010
- Saab 9-3 Convertible 2003–2009
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class W 211 2003–2006 (all-wheel-drive)
- Chrysler Voyager 2002–2007
- Mercedes-Benz M-Class W 163 1999–2002
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class W 210 1996–2002 (all-wheel-drive)
- Jeep Grand Cherokee ZG, WG, WJ 1994–2004
- Audi V8L 1990–1994
- VW Golf Country 1990–1991
- VW Transporter T3 4x4 1984–1992
- Pinzgauer 1971–2000
- Haflinger 1959-1974
- Puch 500 / 650 / 700c / 126 1957-1975
- [] 1919
- Voiturette 1904
- Mercedes-Benz SLK vario-roof assembly - over 500,000 produced since 1996
- Opel Astra TwinTop convertible roof assembly - since 2005
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.
Magna Steyr created the Mila brand to differentiate its technology and research. Several concept cars have been shown at various motor shows.
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. It had an unusual mid-engine layout and was based on a low-cost production concept. 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.
Presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2007, the Mila Future is a sculpture with four roof options: coupé, landaulet, copster (a crossover between a coupé and a roadster) and roadster.
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. And with Mila 2 followed the two-seater version.
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Magna International Inc. Corporate Directors Annual Revenue Employees71,000 Stock Symbol Website RelatedSee also: GM Europe
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