Saab to used BMW-Mini engines from 2012

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Saab and BMW announced an agreement for the supply of engines to be
used in next-generation Saab vehicles. Under the purchase, supply and development
agreement, BMW will supply Saab with 4-cylinder 1.6L turbocharged gasoline engines
from 2012. The engines will be adapted to meet Saab’s specific requirements.
The contract was signed on Wednesday in Trollhättan, Sweden. Participating in the signing
were Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson, Saab Automobile Chairman Victor Muller and
Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Sales and

Announcing the deal, Saab Automobile CEO Jan Åke Jonsson said: “It gives me great
pleasure to confirm this exciting new relationship. BMW’s engines and their fuel savings
innovations are widely regarded as a benchmark in the premium segment. We look forward
to integrating this technology into our next-generation vehicles in a true Saab way.”
Victor Muller, Chairman of Saab Automobile, said: “This is a major step for Saab on our road to becoming a profitable independent premium car maker. In line with our strategy, we will continue to capitalize on our own engineering expertise while also working with the very best partners. Both parties are open to explore further opportunities as part of this relationship in the future.”

The 1.6L turbo engine is currently used in the Mini Cooper S.

Posted: November 13th, 2010
at 4:59pm by The Editor

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