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
 
Lux Angel Eyes
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-14-2010, 11:36 AM   #1
Jason
Administrator
United_States
6576

 
Jason's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA


Posts: 16,623
iTrader: (0)

Post BMW CEO Denies GM Partnership Discussions

It was recently rumored that BMW was in discussions with General Motors regarding a potential partnership to develop engines. However, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said yesterday that BMW has had absolutely no discussions with General Motors regarding any cooperative efforts.

Quote:
SPARTANBURG, South Carolina (Reuters) -- BMW AG CEO Norbert Reithofer said on Wednesday that the German automaker has not had discussions with U.S. automaker General Motors Co.

German business newspaper Handelsblatt had reported that BMW and GM had informal contacts about possible closer cooperation. BMW, GM and Daimler have cooperated on hybrid technology in the past.

"Absolutely no discussions ... not on our end," Reithofer told reporters during an event at BMW's plant in Spartanburg. "I don't know where it comes from."

BMW has been in discussions with automakers about engine development. In late September, money-loing Swedish carmaker Saab and BMW announced a deal allowing Saab to use the German automaker's four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engines in next-generation vehicles starting in 2012.

Source: Reuters
__________________
Check on the Latest BMW News
Become a fan of Bimmerpost Facebook
Follow us on Bimmerpost Twitter
Subscribe to Bimmerpost Youtube Channel

Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
sehrgut
Major
24

 
sehrgut's Avatar
 
Drives: emthree
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: socal


Posts: 1,033
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason View Post
It was recently rumored that BMW was in discussions with General Motors regarding a potential partnership to develop engines. However, BMW CEO Norbert Reithofer said yesterday that BMW has had absolutely no discussions with General Motors regarding any cooperative efforts.
GOOD! No GM involved in BMW please. LOL
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
ABSAUTOBODY
First Lieutenant
United_States
9

 
Drives: car
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: South El Monte, 626


Posts: 332
iTrader: (3)

Oooooooooooooooooh Yeah
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 12:20 PM   #4
bmwaddict
No Music...No Life...!
United_States
72

 
bmwaddict's Avatar
 
Drives: '11 AW 335is E92
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: West Palm Beach, FL


Posts: 1,552
iTrader: (1)

hes so happy about it +1
Quote:
Originally Posted by sehrgut View Post
GOOD! No GM involved in BMW please. LOL
__________________
M3 CSL " This is BMW at its absolute best. - Jeremy Clarkson
E92 M3 " ... M3 drivers have no friends." - Jeremy Clarkson
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 12:27 PM   #5
Kyosho
Lieutenant
Taiwan
18

 
Kyosho's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Irvine CA


Posts: 562
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by sehrgut View Post
GOOD! No GM involved in BMW please. LOL
+1 Love it.
__________________
Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car and oversteer is when you hit the wall with the rear of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall, torque is how far you take the wall with you."
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 12:46 PM   #6
Poppin Fresh
Colonel
Philippines
55

 
Poppin Fresh's Avatar
 
Drives: With a sunroof and front plate
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Bergen County NJ


Posts: 2,128
iTrader: (0)

I had feared BMW would take a ride on the fail boat. Accident averted.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 12:48 PM   #7
xoxoluvcrisxoxo
Private First Class
Philippines
6

 
xoxoluvcrisxoxo's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i white/black
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Sylmar,Ca


Posts: 153
iTrader: (3)

Yesss!!!! No Gm!!! Thank Jesus!!!!!
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #8
emthree4me
Private First Class
6

 
Drives: 09 M3 e92
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: NoVa


Posts: 129
iTrader: (0)

I dont see any benefit from any red neck GM venture..
if ever it comes about.. I can see them recreating Chevy glory days cars and trucks
Run! BM Run!
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 01:39 PM   #9
BMW BRAD
Major
United_States
54

 
BMW BRAD's Avatar
 
Drives: Modded BMW's
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Chino Hills Ca.


Posts: 1,337
iTrader: (11)

Thank God it aint happening!!! It would have led to BMW's demise........
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 02:48 PM   #10
crackberry
Major
United_States
14

 
crackberry's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche Carrera GTS (997.2)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: southern california


Posts: 1,003
iTrader: (0)

Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 04:07 PM   #11
zhangzeyuandss
Captain
United_States
20

 
zhangzeyuandss's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 e92 MW m3
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indianapolis,IN


Posts: 900
iTrader: (9)

Send a message via AIM to zhangzeyuandss Send a message via MSN to zhangzeyuandss Send a message via Yahoo to zhangzeyuandss Send a message via Skype™ to zhangzeyuandss
It is kind of sad that our fellow American hate our own brand so much.lol, on the other hand kind of a relief for me, I was also afraid BMW might getting on the next generation fail boat.
__________________

2011.5 mineral white e92 zcp 6mt m3
Appreciate 0
      10-14-2010, 04:30 PM   #12
PIMP "E"
Colonel
Germany
56

 
PIMP "E"'s Avatar
 
Drives: AW 2011 M3
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: ft. lauderdale fl, in mannheim germany


Posts: 2,493
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2011 M3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to PIMP "E"
well who sits down and think of these story to make up? i mean really, can somebody really make this stuff up?
__________________
MONEY IS THE SAIL TO MY BOAT
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2010, 12:37 AM   #13
neo871
Major
Romania
58

 
neo871's Avatar
 
Drives: an F80 M3
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bucharest, Romania


Posts: 1,266
iTrader: (0)

That would have been absolutely horrible!
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2010, 10:13 AM   #14
knifegun
Major
Turkmenistan
43

 
knifegun's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Where the weather is always the same


Posts: 1,069
iTrader: (0)

WTF...First Mercedes and Chrysler. The previous generation (W211) Mercedes E class supposed has a Mitsubishi engine for the E350 sedans and wagons. My 2006 E350 wagon is a POS.

Now an M3 with a Chevy engine! God no! I had a Z24 when I started driving and it was the worst car I've ever had the displeasure of owning.

I hope that it is true that there is no basis for this rumor. Otherwise, I have no choice but to move away from BMW. I will not buy a Mercedes again even though they parted ways with Chrysler.
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2010, 10:27 AM   #15
kyleb350
Brigadier General
United_States
59

 
kyleb350's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335i M-Sport
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: LoMbard, IL


Posts: 4,193
iTrader: (6)

Quote:
Originally Posted by knifegun View Post
I had a Z24 when I started driving and it was the worst car I've ever had the displeasure of owning.
Well you can say that now. You can't really complain about your first car, lol. I drove a '96 Z24 when I was in high school back in the late 90's, and it was decent for a teenager car

Back on topic though... It would definitely tarnish the brand, but would you like having a Z06 engine in your M3? jk jk
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2010, 11:11 AM   #16
TonyMeister
Second Lieutenant
44

 
Drives: Not a BMW...
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Manchester, UK


Posts: 198
iTrader: (0)

GM could benefit of this deal, because BMW diesel engines are powerful, smooth, "clean" and the 520d has an combined fuel economy of 56 Mpg; not bad for an executive saloon that still accelerates from 0-62 mph in 8.6 seconds.

The current diesel engines used by GM, which are supplied by VM Motori, are very coarse, not economical and they have abysmal CO2 ratings.
Appreciate 0
      10-15-2010, 09:56 PM   #17
Bargamon
Captain
23

 
Bargamon's Avatar
 
Drives: 07' e92 328i 6MT sport
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: NorthCarolina


Posts: 957
iTrader: (0)

Whats wrong with BMW building engines for GM?

GM makes better cars and BMW makes more profits that help it make better cars and don't have to build shitty SUV's to keep up!

Anyway, could the n54 engine be any worse if GM built it? Some of you had better reliability with GM products then with your 335's!
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2010, 12:58 AM   #18
quagmire
I am Gundam
64

 
quagmire's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Cadillac ATS 3.6 AWD
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: USA


Posts: 1,157
iTrader: (0)

And bimmerpost proves once again it is filled with the most biased image snobs on any forum I visit and you can get some pretty bad image snobs at Mac forums. Hell, worse then "redneck" GM forums.
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2010, 01:35 AM   #19
the infamous...
Relapsed Bimmerpost Addict
United_States
447

 
the infamous...'s Avatar
 
Drives: like I'M BOUT THAT LIFE
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: PARADISE aka CANES COUNTRY


Posts: 17,534
iTrader: (0)

__________________


"simple is clean" -The ///ModFather
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2010, 06:52 AM   #20
ENINTY
Banned
60

 
Drives: 2006 325i Sport
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia


Posts: 3,415
iTrader: (0)

Now about that auto-tranny, Sir, in your 328i...
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2010, 10:29 AM   #21
Bimmer5
Private
3

 
Drives: 2011 535i
Join Date: May 2010
Location: York,PA


Posts: 62
iTrader: (0)

Glad to hear that BMW has enough sense to stay away from GM. After all GM builds crap, and if it was not for the Govt they would not even be in business anymore. Which is what should have happened to them. If a company cant survive on its own then BYE BYE
There is a reason no one buys there cars.
Appreciate 0
      10-16-2010, 10:58 AM   #22
bavarian19
General
United_States
375

 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA


Posts: 18,815
iTrader: (23)

Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

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 -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST