Chief Ferarri engineer defects to BMW

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  1. Carnage

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    Chief engineer at Ferrari defects to BMW

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    When Sergio Marchionne takes over as head of Ferrari on October 12, he will not be able to rely on the expertise of one of the brand’s most prominent executives. Chief engineer Roberto Fedeli left the company last month for the Bavarian pastures of the BMW Group, reports Automotive News.

    Fedeli served in the lead engineering role at Ferrari since 2007 and had worked for the company since 1988. Most recently, he was responsible for the LaFerrari hybrid supercar. Automotive News also reports that Fedeli has been replaced by former Porsche executive Michael Leiters, who joined Ferrari in January. One of Leiters’s main roles at the German brand was as project manager for the SUV lines.

    Fedeli left Ferrari before Luca di Montezemolo was pushed out of his position. At BMW, he will likely work on high-cost and high-performance vehicles, including M cars and Rolls-Royce projects.
     
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    I suspect that this cost BMW an arm and a leg plus a Swiss Bank account.
     
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    Yeah I'm sure he didn't just hop ship for a small amount
     
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    Similar to the maintenance on a Beemer! LOL;)
     
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    Just noticed this while trying to avoid work. For the record, new BMWs come with a 4 yr/48,000 mile service and maintenance program that covers EVERYTHING except tires. You can extend that plan out to 6 yrs/100,000 miles as an option ($3-4K). Oil changes, brake pads, brake rotors, wiper blades, trans fluid changes, diff fluid changes, coolant fluid flushes and fills, brake fluid flushes (every 2 years). Very cost effective for the first 6 years. BMW is family owned (Quandt family). Ferrari was owned by Fiat, then FCA. Back to work.
     
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