BMW & Mercedes Evaluating A Possible Platform Partnership

  • Published On: 1 January 2019
  • Views
  • Likes
  • 2 min read
  • Download

BMW and Mercedes are planning to collaborate to come up with a new shared platform of EVs.

  • BMW_Mercedes

Of late many automobile manufacturers are collaborating with each other in order to reduce development costs and boost profitability. In India itself we are witnessing major auto giants partnering with each other like in the case of Maruti Suzuki and Toyota. So it isn't new for two automobile manufacturers to partner for future developments.
However, this new partnership between the age old rivals will take place on a global scale. BMW and Mercedes are all set to partner up for the development of a new EV platform and Mercedes' parent company, Daimler is already in talks with BMW regarding the same. This comes as a surprise for a lot of people as BMW and Mercedes have remained bitter rivals for the better part of last few decades since Daimler's takeover attempt on BMW with wrong.
The main aim of the partnership between the two German automobile giants would be cost savings in development. Both BMW and Mercedes have planned the launch of several EVs over the course. Mercedes plans on bringing out 10 EVs in the next four years while BMW had announced earlier that they intend to sell 12 EVs by 2025. Joining hands would not only lead to cost savings on research and development front but also help them turn in profits which have been declining due to trade tensions and high development costs. Moreover, we could witness a lot of new products under the partnership.
Currently, BMW is working with Toyota for the development of Supra/Z4 project. Meanwhile, Daimler-Benz are partnered with Renault-Nissan for engine sharing and product development. This does hint at a possibility of BMW and Mercedes teaming up for the development of a new EV platform.


Search Your Dream Vehicle

Select Category

  • Bikes
  • Scooters

Recent News

Driving License, Vehicle Document Validity Extends Till Sept
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

The Indian Govt has extended the validity of driving license & vehicle documents until September 30, 2021.

Click here to Read More
BMW 5-Series Facelift India Launch on June 24, 2021
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

The BMW 5-Series facelift had its world premiere last year in May

Click here to Read More
2021 Skoda Kushaq Variant Details Leaked Ahead of Launch
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

The all-new SKoda Kushaq will be launched on June 28, 2021, in the country

Click here to Read More
2021 Mercedes Benz S-Class Launched at Rs 2.17 Crores
Published On : 17 June 2021 | 1 min read

It has been presented in two variants namely 400d 4MATIC and 450 4MATIC

Click here to Read More
Toyota India Introduces
Published On : 16 June 2021 | 1 min read

It aims at assisting customers with the availability and accessibility of genuine parts

Click here to Read More
2021 Range Rover Velar Deliveries Start in India
Published On : 16 June 2021 | 1 min read

New Range Rover Velar was launched at a starting price of Rs 79.87 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, India)

Click here to Read More