Two firms will continue to jointly develop engines together for Mini, Peugeot and Citroen models
3 February 2010

BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen will continue to jointly develop four-cylinder engines for next-generation models.

More than 1.3 million engines developed under the agreement have been used in Mini, Peugeot and Citroen models, and the two firms will now work at developing EU6 engines together.

Norbert Reithofer, BMW chairman, said, “We have always been very successful in our cooperation with our partners, and that is particularly true with regard to PSA.

“We are delighted to continue our engine cooperation and look into options for further collaboration.”

Components and systems will also be developed between the two firms.

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3 February 2010

Well it appears to have worked very well for both parties so far. I wonder if it is going to include anything bigger or more powerful that the current 1.6. PSA have almost given up with petrol engines above this size which is a real shame.

If Peugeot are actually going to style their cars well in future. Make an effort to bring back some of the verve with which their cars once drove, and now are to get good petrol engines (they are bound to be good with BMW involved i think). they might actually build cars i might want to buy.

3 February 2010

I find this surprising as only the other day you [AutoCar] did an article about how BMW where ditching the PSA engines in the MINI and replacing them with 1.6 engines from the 1-Series, even though I pointed out both 116i and 116d are 2.0.

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