BMW AG has consolidated all of its engine development on one digital software platform, software provider Dassault Systemes said today.
The German automaker will use CATIA V5 computer-aided design software from Dassault to design all gasoline, diesel and hybrid engines.
BMW can now streamline all its design and product development activities on a single platform that is easy to share with all its suppliers, Bruno Latchague, executive vice president at Dassault, said in a statement.
BMW had been using the CATIA software to design vehicles and diesel engines, but other software for gasoline engines, said Dassault spokeswoman Nancy Lesinski.
She added: This enables the sophisticated design of cylinder head parts, for example, which BMW has mastered on its diesel engines, to be transferred and reused in the gasoline engine domain.