Magna Steyr

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 increase
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,[1] 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.

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History

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.[2]

Car production

Current

Former

Car components

  • Mercedes-Benz SLK vario-roof assembly - over 500,000 produced since 1996[6]
  • Opel Astra TwinTop convertible roof assembly - since 2005[7]

Cancelled contracts

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.[8]

Mila

Magna Steyr Mila Alpin concept

Magna Steyr created the Mila brand to differentiate its technology and research. Several concept cars have been shown at various motor shows.

Mila Aerolight

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

Mila EV

The Mila EV was a plug-in electric vehicle concept[9] based on a modular lightweight platform, displayed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.[10]

Mila Alpin

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.[11] It had an unusual mid-engine layout and was based on a low-cost production concept.[12] 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 Future

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.

Concept Mila

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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