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Magna Wins Mega BMW Transmission Order

Magna International Inc. says it has received a long-term contract from BMW AG to supply dual-clutch transmissions for 150 of the carmaker’s model variants.
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Magna International Inc. says it has received a long-term contract from BMW AG to supply dual-clutch transmissions for 150 of the carmaker’s model variants.

Describing the award as its largest transmission production order ever, Magna says the gearboxes will be used in all future front-wheel-drive BMW Group models.

The program includes vehicles with hybrid-electric powertrains, which will integrate a 48-volt electric motor within the transmission housing.

Magna will manufacture the transmissions at its facilities in Neuenstein, Germany, and Kechnec, Slovakia. It isn’t clear how long the contract will run.

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