Although rumors of late have gone back and forth about whether Mercedes-Benz and BMW would collaborate on a platform for the next generation A/B class and MINI, the latest report has a new direction. AutoBild is now reporting that Mercedes will develop their own platform but use a direct injected version of the engine that PSA developed for the MINI. Other recent reports had BMW looking for a new engine partner for the next MINI, so it's unclear if Mercedes will just take BMW's place in the partnership with PSA or join in as a third party. Mercedes could also partner with Fiat on the platform which would underpin both of their smaller cars. The only thing we know for sure right now is that we don't know anything.

[Source: Motor Authority]

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