B Even before GM went bankrupt last summer, there were talks with Bayern about an engine cooperation. At BMW it was only said on Friday that they are constantly talking 'with a number of companies on a variety of topics', but names are generally not mentioned.
Just last week, BMW and the Swedish carmaker Saab had one Contract for the supply of BMW petrol engines for the upcoming models of the Swedes concluded. Other collaborations are also being examined, said BMW sales director Ian Robertson when the contract was signed. BMW and GM are already working together with Daimler on hybrid technology and both companies are also cooperating on automatic transmissions. A spokesman for GM in Detroit told the 'Handelsblatt' that the group was in general contact with manufacturers and its suppliers in order to evaluate possible areas of cooperation