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    Report: BMW considering North American engine plant?
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    BMW may be set to expand its US operations with a new engine plant, Bloomberg reports. The Bavarian automaker already has its Spartanburg, SC factory which builds the company's X3, X5 and X6 crossovers. According to the story, Mexico is also under consideration for the BMW engine factory, with ...

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    Report: Wiesmann files for bankruptcy
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    German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The filing, which was made to a German district court in Münster, didn't specify any of the financial details that led Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann to this point. The small-scale manufacturer's collapse isn't a ...

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    Officially Official: Saab reaches deal with BMW for 1.6-liter gas turbo engines
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    Earlier this week, Saab announced that it was in talks with BMW about future component sharing after a report from Bloomberg indicated that the next-generation Saab 9-3 could benefit from BMW power. Now, Saab has announced that from 2012 on, BMW will supply it with a turbocharged 1.6-liter ...

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    Spyker confirms talks with BMW after reports that 2012 9-3 will get Bimmer power
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    Spyker Cars has released an official statement confirming that it is in talks with BMW about future component sharing. The rumors surrounding this topic had initially suggested that BMW would lend Saab its Mini Countryman platform to underpin a smaller 9-2 model, but new reports indicate that the ...

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    2012 Saab 9-3 to rival Audi A3, get Mini Countryman power?
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    If Saab is going to survive, much less thrive on its own, it's going to need more fresh product to supplement the just-launched 9-5. An all-new 9-3 is going to play a big part in the revival of the Swedish brand, and Saab is reportedly hard ...

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    REPORT: BMW dropping a cylinder for next-gen 1- and 3-Series
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    The next 1- and 3-Series cars from BMW, as well as the Z2 roadster, are rumored to be getting a new range of turbocharged three- and four-cylinder gasoline engines as part of BMW's push to cut emissions and fuel consumption. Of the five powerplants reportedly in development, three are 1.35-liter ...

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    BMW slashes V8 engine production in favor of fours
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    The new BMW 7-Series has just stepped out from behind the curtain, and it's taken the stage to a house only half full. Demand for BMW's big engines has dropped so low that the house of the roundel says it can make enough 8-bangers to satisfy the world's demand using just one shift for four days.A ...

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    Mercedes eyeing motors from MINI
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    Just because BMW declined Mercedes' public offering to develop engines together doesn't mean that the 3-pointed star and the roundel can't work together at all. Mercedes has a B-Class car arriving in 2011, and it needs motors. BMW and Peugeot have developed 4-cylinder direct injection lumps that ...

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