Saab might be all but dead, but that's not stopping automakers that were once involved with the Swedish brand from attempting to reclaim losses. According to a Fox Business report, BMW has filed a 2.6 million Euro suit ($3.2 million USD) with a Swedish district court against Saab Automobile Parts for deliveries that went unpaid.

In 2012, Saab Automobile AB signed an agreement BMW that would see the German automaker deliver four-cylinder gas engines for its 9-3 range.

The suit also asserts that Saab ordered a large number of spare parts, and no payments were made to BMW. At the time, Saab was far from liquid, and filed for bankruptcy in December of last year.

Though Saab was left with assets that totaled $500 million, the Swedish automaker's debts amounted to $2 billion, a part of which include the unpaid BMW deliveries.

According to the report, Lennart Stahl, CEO of Saab Automobile Parts AB has said "Our lawyers will now go through the lawsuit carefully and see if anything new has been added before we decide hat to do." This only adds to the fallout from the Saab closure. Recently, Saab's owner, Spyker filed suit with General Motors for $3 billion, claiming that the U.S. automaker, through its leadership, played a large part in bankrupting the brand.


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      m
      • 2 Years Ago
      So BMW finally owns SAAB while SAAB does not exist anymore.... The irony is that finally now: BMW is using turbo 4 engines, SAAB's main and prefered configuration... So was SAAB right all along ? SAAB died too soon
      Soyntgo4it
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ummm BMW you are going after the wrong company dumb-asses go after GM.. Leave poor SAAB alone.
        Dark Gnat
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Soyntgo4it
        GM should never have bought SAAB in the first place. Of course SAAB probably would have gone under in the mid nineties if that were the case, as they were bankrupt then too. They made good cars, but apparently couldn't run a business very well. BMW is being a little silly here. What do they realistically hope to gain?
      thedriveatfive
      • 2 Years Ago
      dead zombie dont pay reparations.
      Snarks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Trying to squeeze blood from a turnip eh, BMW?
      bytor42
      • 2 Years Ago
      Good luck collecting on that!
      Rob
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is it really necessary for BMW to do that?? $3.2M is truly pocket changes to corporations the size of BMW. And don't tell me that BMW did not see the risks going into the deal. So take it as a loss of doing business! Companies 10,000 times smaller are taking risks and losses like that all day long! It's all part of doing business.
      KAG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saab's with BMW motors, that could have been. Oh well
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 2 Years Ago
      In the words of Google Chrome: "He's Dead Jim"
      Andrew
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Our *layers* will now go through the lawsuit carefully and see if anything new has been added before we decide hat to do." They tend to be more expensive per hour, not sure they're helpful in reviewing a lawsuit though.