We ‘ve heard this rumor before. The story goes that BMW is looking for ways to increase profit. One potential source of income is to sell some of it ‘s award winning engines to other auto manufacturers. Here ‘s an excerpt from a recent Automotive News piece on the topic:

>BMW will decide by the end of the year if it will sell engines and other components to rival automakers, Friedrich Eichiner, the carmaker ‘s board member for corporate and brand development, said.

>When asked if BMW is talking to General Motors, Daimler and Fiat about supplying engines, Eichiner said: “We are talking with those companies you mentioned. ”

It ‘s worth noting that BMW has already stated that it ‘s iconic inline six or M developed power-plants wouldn ‘t be considered for sale.

+ BMW to decide on selling engines / Automotive News