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Ratcliffe's Alt-Defender a.k.a Grenadier to have BMW engines

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by capo, Mar 18, 2019.

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  1. capo

    capo Well-Known Member

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    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...ject-uk-brexit-billionaire-chooses-bmw-engine
    Dirk Heilmann, the chief executive of Ineos Automotive, said: “This technology partnership is a very significant milestone for Projekt Grenadier.

    “We are delighted BMW Group will supply engines for our new off-roader. Its reputation as a maker of extremely reliable, high performance engines that offer total durability, efficiency and quality is second to none.

    “Simply put, it builds the best engines in the world. Working with BMW Group is another major step forward in ensuring we deliver on our vision to build an uncompromising 4x4 with the ultimate in engineering integrity.”
     
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    Henry_b Well-Known Member

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    So long as it has a proper engine that has explosions in it, i don't care who makes it ;)
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Good to see an approach to off road vehicles that isn't squarely being aimed at producing softroad luxury/premium quality SUVs.

    Engine manufacturer is odd though as I am sure there are much better engines from ISUZU, Toyota, Nissan and if he wanted to keep it English then he could have gone to Perkins?

    Very interesting project.
     
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    Ahem. Yer don't want explosions in an engine.
     
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