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US: BMW supplying Fisker engines

By Graeme Roberts | 6 September 2011

Extended range EV producer Fisker Automotive has announced the signing of an agreement with BMW that will cover the supply of engines and other components for future Fisker models.

In a statement, Fisker said BMW would supply a four-cylinder turbocharged engine for the next generation of Fisker cars, code-named ‘Project Nina’, which are scheduled to go into production in the re-commissioned former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware at the end of 2012 and be on sale globally in 2013.

The agreement calls for up to 100,000 engine units per year at peak volume.

CEO Henrik Fisker said: “The BMW engine was an obvious choice for us, as BMW is known for producing the best and most fuel efficient gasoline engines in the world. We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with BMW."

California-based Fisker Automotive recently established a European office in BMW's home town of Munich, Germany.