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Saab's next 9-2 to be built on BMW FWD platform

Saab and BMW are continuing their "I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine" partnership on the next 9-2 supermini due out in 2012 by announcing that they will also be borrowing BMW’s latest front-drive platform. This news comes shortly after the two companies announced that the new 9-2 would be powered by a BMW sourced engine allowing BMW to reduce costs on their ever popular Mini which carries this same engine.

The sharing doesn’t end there either as Saab boss Victor Muller said that the next 9-2 might share technologies with the future 9-3: "We’re in constant dialogue with a number of players to share the [9-3] technology," he said. "There are parties that are interested in talking about possible licensing of the technology."

Expect the new Saab 9-2 to be unveiled sometime in 2012 and to be powered by a modified 1.6-liter turbocharged engine. The new model will compete with models like the Audi A1 .

Source: AutoCar

7 comments:

I love when I look it on the top view. It looks quite bulky but it really fits with the whole design concept.

I’m so impressed with the unique and cute design most especially at the top. haha! Well, it is really an eye catcher. I can’t wait to see this in person. I am Looking forward to in this kind of car.

I have seen the designs of Saab and it’s kind of awesome! Aesthetically, platform is nice but i would love to see an AWD instead for space efficiency.

It won’t. This is no different in concept to VW’s PQ25 platform which underpins the Seat Ibiza, VW Polo and Audi A1 - each of which cater to different types of buyer.

haha. it looks like a bald man. lol!

The point with the Dixi, Isetta and C1 is that these were small, urban lifestyle vehicles and the complete antithesis of BMW’s widely projected image of a sporty, executive car manufacturer.

It won’t. This is no different in concept to VW PQ25 platform which underpins the Seat Ibiza, VW Polo and Audi A1 - each of which cater to different types of buyer.

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