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The Swedish auto manufacturer Saab intends to start collaboration with the German company Bayerische Motoren Werke (BMW), reports Reuters.

The cooperation will give the Swedish company, which has lately been operating with loss,  possibilities to use BMW technologies and spare parts.

«Reliable» sources of the company have pointed out that both enterprises plan to sign an agreement on long-term partnership on September 29.

It should be noted that talks on Saab and BMW partnership started already in June, and it was mentioned that Saab will be able to utilize the BMW engines and transmissions in the new 9-2 model versions. These will be Saab 92 retro class vehicles, which will resemble Saab models that were produced in the fifties.

The manufacturers are also negotiatiating about the BMW diesel engine procurement. Moreover, the Chief Executive of Saab Victor Muller has expressed a wish to commence the manufacture of smaller car models, by using the BMW Mini Countryman platform.

BNN. LV already reported that, earlier this year, the Netherlands luxury car manufacturer Spyker bought Saab car production unit from the company General Motors.

At the present moment, Saab and BMW have not yet commented on the forthcoming cooperation.


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