Possible collaboration between BMW and Alfa Romeo


Bavarians from BMW could collaborate with Alfa Romeo to develop future MINI platform. This collaboration will exist together with a partnership signed with PSA. BMW examines the possibility of cooperation with Fiat Group to use common components for Mini and Alfa Romeo models for cost savings.

In exchange for aid, those from BMW will help Italian manufacturer Fiat to launch the Alfa Romeo brand in the market of America North. According to the plan of Sergio Marchionne, Fiat had to bring the Alfa Romeo brand in the U.S. market somewhere between 2010 and 2011.

Both BMW and Fiat have held discussions with those from Daimler on developing small class models. Negotiations by the three manufacturers have had no result. If those from BMW and Fiat could seal a contract, the future MINI could use the same architecture with the current Alfa Romeo MiTo. Next-generation Mini is expected to appear on the market over five years. The collaboration between BMW and Alfa Romeo will be extended to engine development, people at BMW are already having a contract with PSA. More specifically, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine from Mini Cooper S is used on Peugeot 207. Collaboration between Peugeot and BMW could be extended, but they will not share platforms in the near future.

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  1. Adam Lax says:

    The collaboration between Alfa Romeo and BMW will be the best thing for both companies. Alfa Romeo some how has really lost the plot, they make stunning looking cars, performance, reliability and quality well that really needs to be addressed; The problem lies in that even with looks they seem to have really lost the Alfa Romeo passion, now BMW on the other hand are brilliant in all they do, oh yes every manufacturer has problems, but in general all BMW needs is passion Tis collaboration really would be the best there could be

  2. Tyres Maidstone says:

    Fantastic site. Nice info and very well written. I am a car freak and crazy about anything about cars, tyres, engines, business and reading interesting articles – stumbled across this web page by error! I’ve also just bought myself an Alfa Romeo Giulietta! If its any good (hopefully!) i’ll come back and leave my opinions. Dispose of your old tyres responsibly!! Again really good info.

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