BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General BMW News and Cars Discussion
Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-11-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
Jason's Avatar

Drives: F80 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

BMW technology and platform to possibly underpin new Saab 92

According to Automotive News, BMW's engines, transmissions, and possibly the Mini platform could very well be the basis for a revival of the diminutive Saab 92 model. Discussions between the two companies are scheduled to take place at the end of this month. The Saab 92 was last in production between 1949 and 1956.

Name:  saab92.jpg
Views: 1507
Size:  65.9 KB

Saab is in discussions with BMW AG to use its engines and transmissions – and possibly BMW's Mini platform – for a new version of the 9-2 model, a Swedish daily reported.

Contact has been made between Saab and BMW over the 9-2, Dagens Industri reported, quoting an unnamed source. A meeting is scheduled to take place at the end of June, the paper said.

Saab Chairman Victor Muller said earlier this month that he is in talks with automakers to share technology and a platform for a new car inspired by the tear-drop shaped Saab 92 model that was in production between 1949 and 1956.

“Discussions are already ongoing,” Muller told Bloomberg News on June 11. “That will be on my plate for the next 100 days.”

General Motors Co. sold Saab to Dutch luxury sports car maker Spyker earlier this year for $400 million.

Muller told Bloomberg today that Saab is “talking to various parties” about sharing technology as a way to lower costs. Muller declined to say whether he is in discussions with BMW

BMW would not comment specifically on the Dagens Industri story.

"We are in talks with several interested parties who have interest in our technology," a BMW spokesman said. "There are no contracts with Saab at the moment."

Saab spokesman Eric Geers said the carmaker is looking for possible partners but also declined to comment on the report. "We are concentrating on the 9-5 and the 9-4X," Geers said. "A smaller Saab below the 9-3 is not in our business plan though it would be on our wish list."

Read more:

C&D's rendering of what a new Saab 92 may look like:

Name:  new-saab-92.jpg
Views: 1470
Size:  45.8 KB
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2010, 01:14 PM   #2
Brigadier General

Drives: BMW
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Germany

iTrader: (0)

Until BMW stays BMW, I do not care. Better to have BMW with MINI, Saab,... badge, than VW, Skoda, Seat with Audi badge.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2010, 04:04 PM   #3
Lieutenant General
positiveions's Avatar

Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & '16 F15 X5
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Upland, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
that 92's design flow was ahead of its time. It is soooo aerodynamically correct. Too bad Saab never gotten off the ground in a correct manner. Love their cars, and love their engines.
Appreciate 0
      06-11-2010, 09:27 PM   #4
Lieutenant Colonel
Oulixes's Avatar

Drives: 330xi, 335i
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Terra Borealis

iTrader: (0)

It is always good to be associated with a legend, and the dark Green Saab 92 was a legendary car. The engine was a two-stroke two cylinder, and the car weight was something like 200 pounds. In their time, Saabs dominated the Monte Carlo Rally.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:18 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST