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Update: Mercedes AMG chassis guru goes to BMW M

Rumors | February 5th, 2013 by 10
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Update: A BMW M spokesperson confirmed that Meyer is in charge of chassis, power train, electrics and electronics development at BMW M, and his role …

Update: A BMW M spokesperson confirmed that Meyer is in charge of chassis, power train, electrics and electronics development at BMW M, and his role started on January 1, 2013.

Well-connected journalist Greg Kable of Autocar reports on a high-profile departure from Mercedes-Benz’s AMG division. According to the magazine, AMG has lost a second highly rated engineer to a rival car maker within a month,.

Arnd Meyer, AMG’s guru for the chassis engineering, including the Black Series vehicles, has joined BMW’s M division, where he will take charge of chassis, powertrain, electrics and electronics development.

Same report says that BMW has not confirmed when Meyer will actually start his new job, most likely due to a non-compete clause that could bench the valuable engineer for a while. An AMG spokesperson suggests that such clause exists which will impact the starting date.

Update: Mercedes AMG chassis guru goes to BMW M

The other high-profile departure from AMG is Fritz Eichler who was in charge of powertrain and moved recently to Volkswagen.

We’re reached out to BMW for a comment and will update you as soon as we hear back!

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  • Mateo

    Jesus!!!!!!!!!
    WTF????

    When AMG made a good chassis???????????

    It’s always been bmw, the best chassis in the business, and now they are taking guys from AMG????????????

  • fred

    Bad idea….Bmw knows better cars chassis than amg…check real examples…

  • auaq

    Contact the pentagon! We’re in serious situation here.

    • Mateo

      hahaha, call the president!

      forget wars, world hunger etc. this is the real problem

      lol

      • auaq

        Yes, you have no idea how critical this situation has become. If all else fails, call Richard Hammond as our last resort.

  • fredyschifan@aol.com

    he will need to adapt to BMW philosophy , very different than Mercedes , maybe he will get a free hand to develope his ideas. It cant get WORSE !!!!! GOOD LUCK ….

  • TheBingoBalls

    C63 AMG Black Series.

    /end

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.jervis.5 David Jervis

    It’s only a bad idea on paper, you think there is one guy making the decisions? He’ll have access to all the other BMW minds, processes, secrets, history etc… He may add another element to the company ya never now…I hope so! because M smokes AMG. AMGs are all motor

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