BMW Group has received a major order from Swedish automobile manufacturer Saab to provide petrol engines for a new range of production models. The contract for delivery of the engines from 2012 was signed on Wednesday by Ian Robertson, BMW AG Sales and Marketing Director, and the CEO of Saab Automobile, Jan Åke Jonsson, in Trollhättan in Sweden.
The 4-cylinder engine with the very latest fuel savings technologies are intended for a new Saab model, thought to be the Saab 9-1. Both companies have agreed not to disclose any financial or contract volume details.[blockquote type=”blockquote_quotes” align=”right”]We are delighted to support Saab with our engine expertise. Our engines have a clear lead over the competition when it comes to fuel consumption, emissions and performance.[/blockquote]
“We are continuing to expand our powertrain system sales business worldwide as planned as part of our Strategy Number ONE. Today’s agreement marks another important milestone along this route,” explained Robertson. “We are delighted to support Saab with our engine expertise. Our engines have a clear lead over the competition when it comes to fuel consumption, emissions and performance.” Robertson added.
“It gives me great pleasure to confirm this exciting new relationship. BMW Group’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,” noted Jonsson.
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.