BMW and Audi would like to buy McLaren!

McLaren is not in great financial shape and the COVID-19 pandemic has not helped him. Last year, he raised over a billion euros, but he has yet to completely get his head out of the water. A few days ago, his boss Mike Flewitt left the boat when he left office, leaving the Woking manufacturer in the hands of Michael Macht, the former CEO of Porsche, pending the recruitment of a new boss .   Today, and according to information from the German daily Automobilwoche, two manufacturers would be interested in the takeover of McLaren, it would be BMW and Audi . In detail, Audi would like to take over the Formula 1 division, while BMW would like to get its hands on the automotive division .   For now, neither BMW nor Audi have confirmed this information, the Munich manufacturer has even denied this buyout plan. Automobilwoche indicates however that the leaders of BMW made an appointment next month with the sovereign fund Mumtalakat (Bahrain) which holds 62.55% of the capital of the McLaren group.   Contacted by Motor1.com, Mark Dahncke, director of communications at Audi of America, said: "No information at this time." The head of public relations at McLaren added:  This buyout option comes as McLaren prepares to launch its first plug-in hybrid model powered by a V6 engine. The English manufacturer is planning the launch of other models whose names may have leaked on the internet. These would be the McLaren Solus, Aeron and Aonic.   McLaren still doesn't want to hear about SUVs, but things could change. After all, Lamborghini already has its crossover which is selling like hot cakes. Ferrari will also launch its SUV, the Purosangue, which is currently under development. With BMW on its back, McLaren could therefore reverse its decision, but nothing is certain to say the least ... To be continued.

McLaren is not in great financial shape and the COVID-19 pandemic has not helped him. Last year, he raised over a billion euros, but he has yet to completely get his head out of the water. A few days ago, his boss Mike Flewitt left the boat when he left office, leaving the Woking manufacturer in the hands of Michael Macht, the former CEO of Porsche, pending the recruitment of a new boss . 

Today, and according to information from the German daily Automobilwoche, two manufacturers would be interested in the takeover of McLaren, it would be BMW and Audi . In detail, Audi would like to take over the Formula 1 division, while BMW would like to get its hands on the automotive division.

For now, neither BMW nor Audi have confirmed this information, the Munich manufacturer has even denied this buyout plan. Automobilwoche indicates however that the leaders of BMW made an appointment next month with the sovereign fund Mumtalakat (Bahrain) which holds 62.55% of the capital of the McLaren group. 

Contacted by Motor1.com, Mark Dahncke, director of communications at Audi of America, said: "No information at this time." The head of public relations at McLaren added:

This buyout option comes as McLaren prepares to launch its first plug-in hybrid model powered by a V6 engine. The English manufacturer is planning the launch of other models whose names may have leaked on the internet. These would be the McLaren Solus, Aeron and Aonic. 

McLaren still doesn't want to hear about SUVs, but things could change. After all, Lamborghini already has its crossover which is selling like hot cakes. Ferrari will also launch its SUV, the Purosangue, which is currently under development. With BMW on its back, McLaren could therefore reverse its decision, but nothing is certain to say the least ... To be continued.

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