Coventry, England - Bet you never thought Land Rover would use BMW technology again like it did when the latter owned the former back in the 1990s.
But Jaguar Land Rover and BMW just recently signed an agreement that will see the two companies jointly developing electric motors, transmissions and power electronics, and now it appears as though internal combustion engines could form part of the mix too.
This is according to WardsAuto, which was informed by a source that an expansion of the aforementioned partnership will see BMW supplying JLR with internal combustion engines.
However, the source also reiterated that the British carmaker would not outsource production of its ‘Ingenium’ four- and six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines - which would almost go without saying as the company has invested heavily in them.
WardsAuto says that the deal, which would involve sourcing petrol, diesel and hybrid drivetrains for a relatively wide variety of vehicles, would allow JLR to curb its investments in internal combustion engines, thereby freeing up the funding needed to develop more battery-powered cars.