BMW and Jaguar Land Rover are reportedly set to share petrol, diesel and hybrid powertrains in a bid to save money.
British publication Autocar reports that the two companies will extend their recently announced partnership on electric vehicles to include internal combustion engines. BMW will provide Jaguar Land Rover with four- and six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and mild-hybrid versions of both for a range of vehicles.
While the deal hasn't been officially announced, it will be a win-win for both companies.
Jaguar Land Rover is under pressure amid declining sales while simultaneously needing to invest in developing a new range of electric vehicles, including an electric sedan that will replace the now defunct XJ.
BMW will be able to amortise its investment in the next generation of internal combustion engines at a time when increasingly tighter emissions add to development costs.
Partnerships are becoming more popular in the car industry as carmakers look to maximise the return on invest, especially with the increase in demand for electric vehicles. In recent months, Ford has taken a $500 million stake in electric ute/SUV brand Rivian, and just last week expanded its partnership with Volkswagen for EV passenger cars.
It's not just EVs though, with Toyota famously partnering with BMW for the new Supra/Z4 and Subaru for the 86/BRZ sports cars.
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