Next-generation Saab cars get BMW power


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Spyker Cars, which sell cars under the Saab and Spyker brands, has released a statement to confirm that it is in negotiation with BMW about future engine technology sharing. In recent months, there have been much speculations on this matter, and today, Spyker confirms it.

According to Bloomberg, an unnamed source with direct knowledge to the negotiations said that the proposed deal would enable the 2012 Saab 9-3 model to incorporate a BMW engine and other technology as well. According to the source, the new BMW engine in current development will produce about 222-horsepower.

And there is also the negotiation for small displacement engines for the 2014 Saab 9-2. Saab hopes to use some of BMW’s small-displacement diesel engines.

A final agreement of the deal may be done by the end of this week, we’ll keep you posted.


Zeewolde, The Netherlands, 27 September 2010.

Spyker Cars N.V. (“the Group”), a holding company that owns subsidiaries which produce and sell premium automobiles under the Saab and Spyker brands, has noted recent press speculation about the possible supply relationship with BMW. The Group confirms that talks are ongoing and will give further details once a final agreement has been reached.