INFORMATION.

Individual mobility is what drives us. Discover the BMW Group’s largest engine plant worldwide and its Diesel Engine Development Centre.

Here, some 4,500 people bring their passion and strong innovative capabilities to developing the mobility of the future every single day – from innovative diesel and petrol engines to sustainable e-mobility components, like the housing for the latest-generation electric drive trains. More than 1.2 million engines and around 12.5 million core components – including connecting rods, cylinder heads, cylinder housings and crankshafts – are shipped from our plant in Steyr every year and installed in BMW and MINI vehicles. Our connecting rods are even built into Rolls-Royce power trains. This means roughly one in two BMW Group vehicles delivered to customers worldwide is now powered by an engine or components from our plant.

Please visit the plant’s official website for more information
www.bmw-plant-steyr.com/

Plant tours are held Monday to Friday from 8 am to 7 pm with prior booking.

Please note: BMW Group Plant Steyr does currently not offer guided plant tours for wheelchair users due to the layout of the tour.

TOUR TYPES.

We offer the following options for guided tours:

Take a look behind the scenes: On a guided plant tour, you will gain fascinating insights into the world of diesel engine development and see how engine components are built and engines assembled, as well as learning all about emissions and how an engine works.

Individual visitors and smaller groups of up to six people are guided in mixed groups of up to 25 people. The tour takes about two hours and is available in German or English. The minimum age is 14 years.

Take a look behind the scenes: On a guided plant tour, you will gain fascinating insights into the world of diesel engine development and see how engine components are built and engines assembled, as well as learning all about emissions and how an engine works.

We offer exclusive guided tours for groups of up to 25 people and individual visitors who would like to experience the fascinating world of BMW exclusively by themselves. The tour is available in German or English. The minimum age is 14 years.

Research, discover, learn: Budding engineers between the ages of 11 and 13 discover the world of engines.

Building on classroom teaching, topics such as sustainability, production processes and the workings of an engine are explored in depth. After a theoretical introduction and an exciting glimpse of the plant, the pupils head over to the workshop where they get to build an electric car. Motor skills, logical thinking and teamwork are what it takes.

The pupils receive an engineering manual and a certificate and take home the vehicles built by the group. Teachers are provided with worksheets for workshop preparation and follow-up. The content of the workshop was developed by educators in line with the Austrian curriculum.

Duration: approx. three hours. One accompanying adult is required for every five children. Tours are conducted for groups up to a maximum of 25 people (excl. accompanying adults) – large groups will be split into smaller groups. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to hold more than two children’s workshops in parallel.

Out of the classroom and into industry: Budding engineers between the ages of eight and ten embark on a voyage of discovery.

The plant tour takes a playful approach to topics like bionics, sustainability and logistics. After touring the plant, it’s time for creativity, motor skills and logical thinking: Small groups build rocket cars, which are tested when finished in a driving competition.

The pupils receive an engineering manual and a certificate and take home the vehicles built by the group. Teachers are provided with worksheets for workshop preparation and follow-up. The content of the workshop was developed by educators in line with the Austrian curriculum.

Duration: approx. three hours. One accompanying adult is required for every five children. Tours are conducted for groups up to a maximum of 25 people (excl. accompanying adults) – large groups will be split into smaller groups. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to hold more than two children’s workshops in parallel.

APPROACH.

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HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY.

Visitor Centre:

BMW Group Plant Steyr
Hinterbergerstraße 2
4400 Steyr
Austria

Your Route:

From direction Vienna:
A1 exit Haag – B42 / B122 towards Steyr.

From direction Passau / Salzburg / Linz:
A1 exit Enns-West/Steyr – B309 towards Steyr.

From direction Graz:
A9 exit Klaus – B138 / B140 / B122 towards Steyr.

You can find a detailed map here.