Saab are about to announce a partnership with BMW, with BMW supplying engines for a new compact Saab 9-2 and a chassis.
The rumours have been around for a few months that Saab were busy talking to BMW about supplying engines. And particularly about supplying engines for the Saab 9-2, Saab’s compact wish-list car.
This morning Saab’s parent company, Spyker, has issued a press release confirming the talks and stating that they will release more information as soon as it’s available. We’re expecting that on Wednesday.
But it looks like it may not be just engines that Saab are after. Rumour has it – and Saab aren’t denying it – that the Saab 9-2 will be underpinned by the same chassis as the next MINI, which is a joint project between BMW and PSA.
If that’s true, we could see the Saab 9-2 coming to market very quickly, perhaps even as soon as late 2011 as a 2012 car. Which would be some achievement for the newly independent Swede.
But more on Wednesday. Probably.