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Saab confirms BMW engine deal

Saab and BMW have come to an agreement for the supply of engines to be used in the next-generation Saab vehicles. Under the purchase, supply and development deal, BMW will supply Saab with four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged petrol engines from 2012. Sabb says the new batch of engines will be adapted to meet Swedish OEM’s specific requirements.

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, added: “This is a major step forward for Saab on our journey to becoming a profitable independent premium car maker. In line with our strategy, we will continue to capitalise on our own engineering expertise while also working with the very best partners. This relationship will enable both parties to explore further opportunities in the future.”

Ian Robertson, Executive Sales and Marketing Director of BMW, said: “As part of our Strategy Number One we are continuing to expand our powertrain sales business worldwide. Today’s agreement marks another important milestone along this route. Our engines have a clear lead over the competition when it comes to fuel consumption, emissions and performance and we are delighted to support Saab with our engine expertise.”

The engine, which will feature start/stop and other measures designed to reduce emissions and fuel consumption, will be assembled at the BMW Group’s Hams Hall engine plant in the UK.

29 September 2010


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