BMW steps up pressure on Vickers

Vickers is resisting BMW’s demands for victory in the battle for Rolls-Royce Motors, which Vickers put up for sale last year. Bernd Pischetsrieder, BMW chairman, reiterated last week that BMW would refuse to provide engines to Rolls-Royce if another company won control. BMW is the chosen supplier of V8 and V12 engines for new models […]

Vickers is resisting BMW’s demands for victory in the battle for Rolls-Royce Motors, which Vickers put up for sale last year.

Bernd Pischetsrieder, BMW chairman, reiterated last week that BMW would refuse to provide engines to Rolls-Royce if another company won control. BMW is the chosen supplier of V8 and V12 engines for new models due later this year.

‘It is our company to sell and it is up to us who to sell it to,’ said a spokesman.