BMW, Mercedes To Make Decision On Parts Tie-Up By November

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Auto Motor und Sport is reporting BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue their relations discussions about a possible parts-sharing tie-up, with hopes of making a decision by November. The report claims the two knights of Teuton have developed the framework of an agreement on air-conditioning components and brakes, but hangups remain involving the sharing of Mercedes' faulty software and BMW's faulty styling.

BMW management board member for development and evil names, Klaus Draeger, told Auto Motor und Sport an announcement will only be made if "concrete results" had been achieved, possibly coinciding with the LA Auto Show in November. What an industry news nerd of a bomb shell that would be, eh? [Auto Motor und Sport via Automotive News (Sub. Req.)]

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Rob Emslie

Is this really some clever plan of BMWs to hinder the sales of Mercedes' cars by having iDrive installed in them?