MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
Type Limited public partnership (AG & KG)
Predecessor Steyr-Daimler-Puch
Founded 2001
Headquarters Oberwaltersdorf, Austria
Key people Frank Stronach
Industry Automotive
Products contract Automobile manufacturing, automobile components
Services Consultancy services
Revenue (turnover) increase
Employees 9,347 (2005)
Parent Magna International

Magna Steyr Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG is an automobile manufacturer based in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria, with its primary manufacturing location in Graz. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.

Magna Steyr engineers, develops and assembles automobiles for other companies on a contractual basis; therefore, Magna Steyr is not an automobile marque. In 2002, it absorbed Daimler AG's Eurostar vehicle assembly facility. The company's vehicle assembly capacity reached 200,000 vehicles a year. It is the largest contract manufacturer for automobiles worldwide,[1]and has several manufacturing sites, with its main car production in Graz in Austria.

Magna Steyr developed Mercedes-Benz's "4Matic" four-wheel drive (4wd) system, and assembles all E-Class 4Matic models. The company also undertook substantial development on the BMW X3 and manufactures all X3s, and developed several cars on behalf of manufacturers such as the Audi TT, Fiat Bravo and Peugeot RCZ.


MAGNA STEYR AG & Co KG was founded in 2001 after Magna International Inc. acquired a majority shareholding in Steyr-Daimler-Puch AG three years earlier.[2]

Car productionEdit



Car componentsEdit

Cancelled contractsEdit

Porsche had announced in June 2008 that the Boxster and Cayman models would be manufactured by Magna Steyr from 2012, but this contract was cancelled in December 2009 and transferred to Karmann, a German car assembly company which had recently been taken over by Porsche's parent company, Volkswagen.[8]


Magna-Steyr Mila Alpin 000 2008 frontright 2010-12-02

Magna Steyr Mila Alpin concept

Magna Steyr created the Mila brand to differentiate its technology and research. Several concept cars have been shown at various motor shows.

Mila EVEdit

The Mila EV was a plug-in electric vehicle concept[9] based on a modular lightweight platform, displayed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.[10]

Mila AlpinEdit

The Alpin was a small, lightweight off-road vehicle for four passengers in a 3+1 seat arrangement announced at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show.[11] It had an unusual mid-engine layout and was based on a low-cost production concept.[12] It was 3540mm long, 1703mm wide and 1750mm high, with a 3-cylinder 1.0 L (999cc) engine in two versions; CNG natural gas or petrol. The petrol version was much lighter, with a weight of 906 kg.

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