Powertrain Limited, a subsidiary of Phoenix Venture Holdings based at Longbridge, Birmingham, has taken over production of the Rover-designed L-series turbo diesel engine at its East Works facility.

The L Series turbo diesel assets and facilities were purchased from Ford/Land Rover and transferred to Longbridge. The removal and re-siting of the crankshaft line and final assembly facilities took place, on time, in just eight weeks.

MG Rover Group has recently added the L series turbo diesel to the MG ZS range in addition to its continued use in the Rover 25 and 45 and MG ZR.