Future Saabs to be powered by BMW engines
Spyker has announced that it will source engines for next-generation Saab vehicles from BMW.
Spyker – previously known for its radical supercars – acquired Saab from General Motors back in January 2010.
Under the agreement BMW will supply Saab with four-cylinder 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engines from 2012. The first model to benefit from this association will be the new 9-3 which will get this BMW engine, tuned as per Saab’s requirements to produce 200bhp.
This is the same engine which powers the MINI Countryman and the MINI Cooper S. Saab is expected to benefit from the BMW’s advanced engine technology without investing into engine development, which is a costly affair.