BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën have signed an agreement to further develop a low emission four-cylinder petrol engine
BMW Group and PSA Peugeot Citroën have agreed to develop the next generation of the jointly designed four-cylinder petrol engine which will meet EU 6 requirements.
The EU 6 emissions limits will cap passenger cars' output of nitrogen oxide - or NOx - at 80 mg/km, the companies said.
Currently, the engine is being used in several Mini models, the Peugeot 207 and 308, and Citroën C3 Picasso.
The partners have also confirmed to examine other possible areas for cooperation at systems and component level, with the aim of everaging synergies in the development, production and procurement of selected components.
“We have always been very successful in our cooperation with our partners, and that is particularly true with regard to PSA. We are delighted to continue our engine cooperation and look into options for further collaboration.” said Norbert Reithofer, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG.
PSA Peugeot Citroën’s Chairman of the Managing Board Varin said: "This new agreement with BMW is confirming the success of the cooperation between our two companies which has produced 1.3 million engines since 2006. I am confident that the next generation of jointly developed engines will reach the same success as the current generation.”