BMW and PSA Keep the Link Going For Small Engines

2010 Citroen C5

By Brendan Moore

02.05.2010

BMW and PSA/Peugeot-Citroen have signed a deal to continue working together on a series of small engines destined for Mini, Peugeot and Citroen small cars. The engines will be 1.4 liter and 1.6 liter four-cylinder variants.

Since the joint venture started in 2006, over 1.3 million engines have been jointly produced by the two companies.

The engine partners expressed a desire to bring the current Prince engine into compliance with the new EU6 regulations as soon as possible.

Spokesmen from the two auto companies also stated that additional cooperation in “other possible areas” at the system and component levels.

‘The aim is to leverage synergies in the development, production and procurement of selected components,’ said a spokesman.

2011 Mini Countryman

BMW says that the first use of the next-generation Prince engine will occur in the future Mini Countryman.

The agreement was signed by Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG, and Philippe Varin, Chairman of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën, in Paris.

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Author: Brendan Moore

Brendan Moore is a Principal Consultant with Cedar Point Consulting , a management consulting practice based in the Washington, DC area. He also manages Autosavant Consulting, a separate practice within Cedar Point Consulting. where he advises businesses connected to the auto industry. Cedar Point Consulting can be found at http://www.cedarpointconsulting.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Great shot of the Citroen, is that a C5? Would love to have one of those next to the VW Jetta in the driveway, but I guess PSA needs to sell cars in the U.S. again first. A Peugeot would be okay, too, but I like the Citroen style better.

  2. I’ll take the Peugeot V6 Coupe, thank you.

  3. As odd as it might be to some people, the C6 is the car for me. I love it whe one glides by me here in France.

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