BMW – McLaren new engine technology
The two car makers will develop new combustion technology together as part of a new collaboration. The technology is intended to deliver a higher output per capacity than is currently possible, while reducing CO2 emissions .
BMW and McLaren confirmed that this new technology will be used in future McLaren and BMW engines by 2020.
This big project is part-funded by the British Government through the Advanced Propulsion Centre and also includes McLaren’s existing engine manufacturing partner Ricardo, BMW Group and Grainger and Worrall, which will deliver complex, lightweight casting technology. Other organisations involved are Lentus Composites (focuses on specialist composite structures) and the University of Bath (has advanced research and development capabilities in internal combustion engine systems efficiency).
The total cost of the project is £28m, including a £14m by the Government and the remaining £14m is split among the other partners.
BMW and McLaren have exceptional reputations for building the world’s finest engines and in the project, they will develop together new combustion technology.