BMW Says It Is Not Interested in McLaren Automotive, Audi Says Open to Cooperation

By Benzinga
November 15, 2021 Updated: November 15, 2021

Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, better known as BMW, has denied reports by Automobilwoche saying it was interested in buying McLaren Automotive.

On the other hand, Volkswagen’s Audi has said that it is open to exploring the opportunity.

Earlier, Automobilwoche reported that both BMW and Audi are eyeing the company’s supercar business, with Audi also interested in the manufacturer’s Formula 1 racing team.

According to Reuters, Audi has said that it regularly considers different cooperation opportunities, but it did not comment on the specific case of McLaren.

McLaren has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, which caused the company to suspend production for a period of time.

Last month, McLaren Automotive’s Mike Flewitt announced that he would step down as chief executive officer after more than eight years at the helm.

In July, the company raised $755 million from its existing investors. It also raised $620 million from a bond issue.

By Bibhu Pattnaik 

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