The Asian edition of the Financial Times reported this morning that DaimlerChrysler is considering taking a minority stake in General Motors in lieu of GM actually paying DCX to take Chrysler off its hands. The newspaper maintains that if Chrysler was to be absorbed by GM, both Daimler and Chrysler would benefit from the "synergies and cost savings" of the world's largest automaker.
The source of the quote wasn't referenced, but this is in line with several other sources we've talked to regarding the buyout of Chrysler by GM. Currently, talks are still underway and we'd expect more information as the week unfolds.
[Source: Kyodo News Service via The Auto Channel]