Mercedes wondered partnership with BMW
The Mercedes-Benz had considered the realization of a partnership with his great rival market, BMW. Speaking at the Automotive News website, Dieter Zetsche, CEO of Daimler, Fiat and Volkswagen showed that were also considered.
"When we were planning the current generation of vehicles with front wheel drive, we had several conversations with these brands to see if it would be valid to do something together," said the executive. Despite this, Mercedes developed models such as CLA and GLA on its own.