According to the 6th annual Automotive News Europe/SupplierBusiness OEM-Supplier Relations Study the Bavarians at BMW AG are the automaker that most suppliers want to do business with. This new survey shows that BMW rose to the top spot which if you consider that last year it ranked fifth.
The technology being demonstrated this week by BMW and Volkswagen in Germany is what resulted from a government funded project. That would be what the two companies have been at work on for the past four years, the Adaptive and Cooperative Technologies for Intelligent Traffic (AKTIV) project.
It has now been finally confirmed by BMW that the company’s smallest engines will be turbocharging. BMW’s chief in North America Jim O’Donnell, talked about the engines in an interview for Business Week, declaring that these will be four-cylinder, turbocharged, and will offer stronger acceleration than the current BMW six-cylinder ( NG6 ), as well [...]