BMW Group to supply engines for INEOS Automotive’s new off-roader

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 18 Mar 2019

The BMW Group has secured a major order from INEOS Automotive Ltd. for the delivery of petrol and diesel engines. The technology partnership is the latest step forward in the realisation of INEOS’s plans to build an uncompromising world-class 4×4 vehicle.

The powerful and efficient BMW TwinPower Turbo engines are set to go into INEOS’ new off-road vehicle project under a contract that foresees the delivery of a high-range five-digit number of engines.

“Our company is famous for efficient high-performance engines that are among the best in the world,” said Pieter Nota, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management responsible for Sales and Brand BMW and Aftersales BMW Group. “We offer a broad range of premium, tailor-made drivetrain technologies and services for carmakers and other customers and believe this is a business area with real growth potential.”

The announcement is a major step forward in the realisation of INEOS’s plans to build an uncompromising 4x4, a new-from-the-ground-up vehicle built on all-new architecture, inspired by the off-road originals, such as the Willys Jeep, Series 1 Land-Rover and J40 Toyota Land Cruiser.

Offering no-frills utilitarianism, complete purity of purpose, unquestionable authenticity and ultimate engineering integrity, Projekt Grenadier will be a working 4x4 that will support a varied mix of customers around the world, from Africa to Australasia, Europe to the US.

The technology partnership with the BMW Group will see INEOS Automotive offer Projekt Grenadier buyers the best choice of powertrains, fusing durability and reliability with the latest innovations and emissions standards. With development ramping up, the engineering focus in Germany – working with partners MBtech – has been complemented by significant growth of the INEOS Automotive organisation in London, where the commercial, finance, supply chain, HR and IT teams now number 50-strong.

Dirk Heilmann, CEO of INEOS Automotive, said: “This technology partnership is a very significant milestone for Projekt Grenadier – we are delighted the BMW Group will supply engines for our new off-roader. Its reputation as a maker of extremely reliable, high performance engines that offer total durability, efficiency and quality is second to none. Simply put, it builds the best engines in the world. Working with the BMW Group is another major step forward in ensuring we deliver on our vision to build an uncompromising 4x4 with the ultimate in engineering integrity.”



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