Over 2½ years, Chrysler explored numerous potential partnerships, according to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In each case, a partnership promised savings from shared purchasing, consolidated engineering and so on. Fiat offered the 3rd-best benefits of the partners Chrysler considered, but then Fiat was the only company willing to do a deal.
THE FINAL TALLY: Fiat: 3rd best?
|General Motors||$26.3-$37.8 billion||over 6 years|
|Nissan-Renault||$11.5 billion||over 8 years|
|Fiat||$3.7 billion||over 8 years|
|Source: Chrysler LLC bankruptcy documents|
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