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Old 03-09-2009, 07:40 AM
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According to der Spiegel (a very serious weekly magazine in Germany) BMW and Daimler are planning to go a step further than the existing join venture projects by actually buying shares of each other. Shares will be bought mutually so that BMW and Daimler will owe 7% of each other. A first step to a union of the (former) arch rivals?

In the light of Audi's obvious advantages by getting a lot for free from VW, something needs to be done.
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Interesting, it should allow for 2 stronger companies!
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i`v been saying that mb and bmw should join, well not join completly, but come together and make the worlds best handeling fastest plush car, in the same price band as or bimmers and mb are now... could you imagin a bimmer susp with an AMG motor under the hood...
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I dont want that shit to happen...
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Bad move.

The world needs the Packer v Bears, Alabama v Auburn, Boeing v Airbus, Dems v Republicans, Vodka v Gin, Chevy v Ford and for sure Benz v BMW.

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Originally Posted by sixcard' post='813452' date='Mar 11 2009, 05:30 AM
Bad move.

The world needs the Packer v Bears, Alabama v Auburn, Boeing v Airbus, Dems v Republicans, Vodka v Gin, Chevy v Ford and for sure Benz v BMW.

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Originally Posted by narvselius' post='811489' date='Mar 9 2009, 11:40 AM
According to der Spiegel (a very serious weekly magazine in Germany) BMW and Daimler are planning to go a step further than the existing join venture projects by actually buying shares of each other. Shares will be bought mutually so that BMW and Daimler will owe 7% of each other. A first step to a union of the (former) arch rivals?

In the light of Audi's obvious advantages by getting a lot for free from VW, something needs to be done.
I am not so enthused about this rumor because competition and rivalry is good for the consumer and for the quality of products. Then again, I too would not mind taking advantage of some of the immensely powerful AMG motors -- but NOT the crappy MB suspensions and steering.
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