VIENNA – BMW Motoren GmbH, the Austrian engine plant owned by BMW AG, produced a record 817,000 units last year, up 16% from 2006. The plant, based in the city of Steyr, manufactures 4- and 6-cyl. diesel engines, as well as 6-cyl. gasoline mills. Last year’s mix included 67% diesel and 33% gasoline engines. The company hopes the introduction of BMW diesel cars in the U.S. could further boost its production numbers. The plant currently employs 2,707 permanent and more than 300 temporary ...

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