That 2 different car makers shake hands to produce a single model wearing a car brand's name but taking other car brand’s engine is not something rare in the automotive world especially as the two brands belong to the same mother company.
But there are also models that are made by a collaboration between different car brands from different mother companies. The models listed below are the ones which have the name of a car maker but is equipped with the engine of another car brand inside. Check out:
1. BMW 116i (F20)- PSA
BMW and PSA formed a partnership to bring in a 1.6L (EP6) and 1.4L (EP3 engines which were used for some cars of the PSA Group, Minis and BMW 1 Series and 3 Series.
BMW 116i is powered by a PSA engine
2. Mercedes-Benz A-Class- Renault’s engine
This diesel Mercedes-Benz gets power from a 1.5L dCi Renault engine to put out 114bhp and accelerate from rest to 62 mph in 10.5s.
Along with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Nissan and Dacia models also earn the same powertrain.\
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3. Toyota GT86 - Subaru
Subaru equips its BRZ model with a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine which was later borrowed for the Toyota GT86.
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4. Lamborghini Huracan Performante - Audi
The impressive performance of the Huracan actually comes from the engine of another brand, Audi. It’s a V10 FSI unit first seen on the Audi R8.
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Lamborghini Huracan Performante borrows its engine from Audi
5. Lotus Evora - Toyota
The V6 engine in the Lotus Evora GT430 was developed by Toyota. This engine can produce up to 436 HP.
The V6 engine in the Lotus Evora GT430 was developed by Toyota
6. Donkervoort D8 GTO RS- Audi
Along with the Donkervoort D8 GTO RS, the Audi TT RS and RS3 are also powered by Audi’s 2.5L 5-cylinder turbo powertrain.
The Audi TT RS and RS3 are also powered by Audi’s 2.5L 5-cylinder turbo powertrain
7. Aston Martin Vantage- Mercedes-Benz AMG
Not only the Aston Martin Vantage but also the DB11 get power from a 4L twin-turbo V8 unit from the Mercedes-Benz AMG.
The DB11 get power from a Mercedes-Benz AMG's 4L twin-turbo V8 unit
8. Smart Fortwo - Renault
As the fact that Daimler Group is the mother company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart Fortwo, the Smart Fortwo’s petrol engine can be found in some Dacia and Renault models.
The Smart Fortwo’s petrol engine can be found in some Dacia and Renault model
9. Pagani Huayra- Mercedes-Benz AMG
With its collaboration with the German car brand, Pagani borrowed the 6L bi-turbo M158 V12 engine to adorn its Huayra models. With this engine on, the Huayra coupe gets an output of 720 HP, the Huayra roadster 720 HP, and BC 745 HP.
Pagani borrowed the 6L bi-turbo M158 V12 engine to power its Huayra models
10. Alfa Romeo Giulia QV- Ferrari
The 510HP Alfa uses the 2.9L V6 biturbo engine which is produced by a collaboration with Ferrari.
The 510HP Alfa uses the 2.9L V6 biturbo engine which is produced by a collaboration with Ferrari
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