SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Collaboration is allowing two European rivals to speed development and significantly cut costs for a number of 4-cyl. engines to power everything from the ’07 Mini Cooper and Peugeot 207 to a range of future PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW AG models. Five years after signing a letter of intent to create a new 4-cyl. engine, production of a new 1.6L DOHC I-4 began at the Mini plant in Hams Hall, U.K., last May for the Cooper and Cooper S and at PSA’s Douvrin, France, plant for ...

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