To give students a chance to gain practical exposure in the automotive industry, BMW launched its “Skill Next” initiative under which it has distributed a BMW engine and transmission units for free to KIET Group of Institutions.

The unit includes the BMW Twin-Power Turbo inline 4-cylinder diesel engine and the BMW eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission that will serve as a valuable learning tool for students.

The engine presently powers six cars - BMW 3 Series (320d), BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo (320d GT), BMW 5 Series (520d), BMW X1 (xDrive 20d), BMW X3 (xDrive 20d) and the MINI Countryman Cooper D. The BMW eight-speed Steptronic automatic transmission is presently featured in five cars - BMW 3 Series, BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, BMW 5 Series, BMW X1 and BMW X3.