Well it seems like Mercedes will work with their arch rival from Bavaria – BMW. I am not sure if I really like this idea of collaboration, but as long as the deal will provide Mercedes with new technology and better products, I guess I am for it. The two companies will expand their collaboration in the field of hybrid drive systems and will participate as equal partners in the development of an innovative hybrid module for rear-wheel-drive premium segment cars. Both carmakers plan to commercialise the new module within the next three years. This collaboration will allow the two companies to share their extensive know-how and to achieve increased efficiency through economies of scale.
Muamer Hodzic March 1, 2007