Automotive WI - Citroen without Peugeot

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Masked Grizzly, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Masked Grizzly Well-Known Member

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    The Chrysler LX and related LC platforms used in the Chrysler 300 / Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger can trace their origins to the B-Body platform used in the Eagle Premier, which itself used the underpinnings from the Renault 25 as a basis.

    Now imagine if such a car was RWD and featured PRV V8 as well as PRV V6 engines.
     
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  2. Archibald space jockey ! Banned

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    There are unending possibilities. And unexpected side effects, such as no DeLorean - hence Marty and Doc will have to find another car for their movie :p
    Indeed DeLorean used the V6 PRV, the V8 might have been too expensive and powerful.
    Incidentally, DeLorean first choice was Citroen - NSU comotor, which death and burial is this TL POD.
     
  3. Masked Grizzly Well-Known Member

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    Even without Citroen or the establishment of Comotor, it is still likely that other carmakers would express an interest in the Wankel engine made by NSU prior to being acquired by Volkswagen and it is still possible the latter would be able to find another partner if it was deemed essential (perhaps Mazda or another company?).

    DeLorean also looked at a Ford Cologne V6, so it is possible other little known choices were looked at in OTL.
     
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    A strange irony is that AMC (later briefly owned by Renault, 1979 - 1987) got interested in Wankels and tried to negociate with Comotor (NSU + Citroen). AMC wanted a wankel for the Pacer. NSU send them to Curtiss Wright.
    Imagine if AMC had Comotor engines from Citroen in 1973 only to be bought by Renault in 1979. Bound to be French sooner rather than later.
     
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  6. Masked Grizzly Well-Known Member

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    Would it likely be the case that AMC in such a scenario ends up being renamed Renault America or Renault USA? It is not like it would be a complete negative what with Renault's collaboration with Volvo and later alliance with Nissan (plus Infiniti), plus an earlier alliance with Daimler would end up giving ATL Renault the means to use Mercedes components to make a Renault flagship (essentially a Chrysler 300).
     
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