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    New Z4 to use Toyota platform

    News yesterday reported by Motor Trend, indicates that BMW's collaboration with Toyota is likely to mean that the next iteration of the Z4 will use the platform from the Toyota GT-86/Subaru BRZ.    The initial collaboration announcement a few weeks ago had lots of talk of lightweight technology, fuel cells, hydrogen, etc. being shared between the two companies.  

    http://wot.motortrend.com/report-toyota-supra-successor-may-get-400-hp-turbo-2-5l-i-4-hybrid-powertrain-324703.html#axzz2Kk7dp8x...

    A smart move by BMW, or a sign that BMW is conceding defeat in the world of sports cars?  

     


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    Re: New Z4 to use Toyota platform

    For BMW as a brand - epic fail but from business point of view it seems to be a smart move. Will see)


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    Re: New Z4 to use Toyota platform

    BMW make great saloon cars, SUV's, etc but they've never made good sports cars. What's wrong with using the GT 86 / Subaru BRZ platform? It's a brilliant car by all accounts, not that I've driven one.


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