Just after General Motors found a French bed-mate in PSA Peugeot-Citröen, it’s looking for some more foreign action, this time with a German. At least, that’s what BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer admitted to the press.
“There are talks with GM,” stated Reithofer, but wouldn’t say anything more. Coincidentally, BMW and Peugeot also have their own thing going on involving joint engine and electric development as GM and Peugeot have a global platform-sharing strategy in the works. Is there a possible ménage à trois between the French, German and American companies? We’ll leave you to fantasize.
When bringing up BMW, we must also mention that its electric vehicle programs are currently being overseen by Frank Weber, the man who lead the Chevy Volt/Opel Ampera project. Weber was essentially poached by BMW from GM and has been developing vehicles such as the upcoming BMW i3, i8 and limited-run ActiveE 1-Series.