DETROIT — With last month's sale of Rover Cars to U.K. turnaround specialists Alchemy Partners Ltd. and the shuffling of Land Rover operations into Ford Motor Co. hands, rumors are rife that a closer tie between BMW AG and Ford is in the offing. It's certainly a little easier to believe that the Quandts' resolve (the family holds a 48% share) to keep BMW independent may be breaking down. The decision to sell Rover puts BMW nearly back to square one in its 21st century survival strategy. ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.