Apparently Spyker is very determined to make up the money they spend on buying Saab. And they’re still investing in the company in hope to arrive at great results. So when they needed some engines for the new models, they chose one of the best names in business, BMW. Based on their agreement, the Bavarian company will supply new 1.6 liter 4-cylinder turbo engines with latest fuel savings technologies for Saab’s new model series. They have not disclosed any financial or contract volume details.
“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.