BMW not thinking about extending joint projects with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen

Article by Christian A., on August 26, 2010

BMW AG doesn't plan to extend joint projects with PSA/Peugeot-Citroen SA beyond its existing engine partnership, according to a report in Germany magazine auto motor und sport.

In an interview published last Thursday, Klaus Draeger, BMW's head of research and development, said that there are no plans to collaborate with PSA with regards to platforms or any other component. A BMW spokesman commented that the report in auto motor und sport is "misleading."

He cited that the statement last February by BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer to "look into options for further collaboration" remains unchanged.

Back then, Reithofer mentioned the possibility of joint development, production and procurement at a systems and component level.

Reithofer's statement was released after an announcement that these companies will be extending their engine cooperation and that they have agreed to have a joint development for the next generation of four-cylinder gasoline engines that comply with the forthcoming Euro 6 emission requirements.

The tie-up between BMW and PSA has produced over 1.3 million engines since 2006. The first project they worked on was the manufacture of a family of 1.6-liter units put in Mini, Peugeot and Citroen cars. [via autonews - sub. required]

Topics: bmw, peugeot, citroen

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Hyundai is introducing a new 2018 Accent that is not only wider and longer, but is now also sporting a new look that is more serious than the previous model....
by - February 20, 2017
Fans and enthusiasts of the BMW M2 in the United States could now rejoice. This comes as their favorite BMW M2 is getting a limited edition version as prepped by...
by - February 20, 2017
Carmakers usually leave us thirsty for information on whether they would introduce a new, refreshed or face-lifted vehicle and on when they intend to launch it. There are reasons for...
by - February 20, 2017
Cadillac’s CT6 full-size prestige-luxury sedan is still somewhat new. It has been offered to the global auto market for two model years – 2016 and 2017. But for those who...
by - February 19, 2017
In many industries, it is the rivalries that make things exciting. In basketball for example, there is the well-known rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers against the Boston Celtics. For...
by - February 19, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries