( autoinsidernews ) - BMW will install French-built engines in its cars for the first time, according to German publication Der Spiegel.
BMW and PSA Peugeot Citroen currently produce the 1.6L four-cylinder that is used in the BMW's MINI Coopers and the Peugeot 207. The two companies will produce a new four-cylinder engine that is destined for BMW's 1-Series. The new engines will be built at the PSA plant at Douvrin near Lille .
This will be the first time a foreign-made engine will go into a BMW. Apparently, BMW management doesn't feel that the brand's reputation will be hurt by using a French-built motor.