Germany's Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said on Wednesday he had rejected a bid by carmaker General Motors for state aid for its European unit Opel.

Bruederle said he took his decision after a steering committee assessing the aid request failed to reach a unanimous position, adding that he was convinced GM had enough money to complete an overhaul of Opel.

(Reporting by Gernot Heller, writing by Dave Graham)