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INEOS Automotive announces powertrain technology partnership with BMW

  • Significant milestone in the development of INEOS Automotive’s 4×4, Projekt Grenadier, with the announcement of a powertrain technology partnership with BMW Group
  • Technology partnership is the latest step forward in the realisation of INEOS’s plans to build an uncompromising world-class 4×4 vehicle
  • BMW Group will supply both petrol and diesel engines, giving Projekt Grenadier’s customers the best choice of reliable, durable, high performance and efficient powertrains
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INEOS Automotive is pleased to announce that it has entered into a powertrain technology partnership with BMW Group, which will result in the car maker supplying engines for its forthcoming 4x4, Projekt Grenadier.

The partnership will see BMW’s TwinPower Turbo petrol and diesel engines, famed for their world-class blend of durability, performance and efficiency, feature under the bonnet of INEOS Automotive’s off-roader. 

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.

Thanks to this technology partnership with BMW Group, INEOS Automotive will 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 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 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.”


Media contacts:

Ursula Heath (INEOS)                                     020 3793 8000 or 07979 507612

Andrew McLachlan (Media Zoo)                    020 7384 6980 or 07931 377162

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