BMW and PSA Sign 4-Cylinder Cooperation Extension

Cammy Corrigan
by Cammy Corrigan
bmw and psa sign 4 cylinder cooperation extension

With BMW feeling very small in a big fish’s pond, you’d think that BMW would be scrambling to make friends with bigger fish in order to survive. Well you’d be right. Canadian Business report that BMW have reaffirmed their co-operation with Peugeot-Citroen in order to develop an engine which will help both parties meet Europe’s “EU 6” emission standards, whereby a car’s nitrogen oxide level cannot be more than 80mg/km. In a joint statement, BMW and Peugeot-Citroen said they want to build a four cylinder petrol engine to meet this standard, which is due in 2014. The current engine can be found in some MINI models, Peugeot’s 207 & 308 and Citroen’s C3 Picasso, while a new generation would likely help power BMW’s forthcoming sub-1-Series models.

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  • Stingray Stingray on Feb 03, 2010

    New DS3 looks nicer in that pic than in the italian magazine I saw it first. Anyway, I liked more the new C3 I saw there, with it's huge windshield.

  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Feb 03, 2010

    How the hell can she drive in those shoes?? And is that gum she just stepped in?

  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Feb 03, 2010

    if it's france odds on it's dog shite btw. what's with the string of cheesecake shots i love it! isn't PSA embedded (!) with Mitsubishi? what do you call this Japanese/French/German roll in the hay?

  • FromBrazil FromBrazil on Feb 05, 2010

    The new Godess (DS) is looking pretty sweet. From what I've been able to gather this car will compete w/ the likes of Fiat 500 and Mini. As to the engine, don't kid yourself. BMW will throe some money, but the grunt work will be done by Peugeot. Though no mention of it was made in the article the engine in question is a lowly 1.6L 4 cylinders. BMW will get a small engine and Peugeot will be able to sell some cars saying jointly developed by BMW (and put appropiately blond engineers in the ads). That's how these things work. BMW will get an engine it can claim is not theirs if its a dog, and PSA hopes some of the snob appeal rubs off on them.