BMW, Toyota agreed to develop a joint platform for sports cars

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 9, 2014

According to German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, it appears that BMW and Toyota agreed to develop a joint platform for sportscars. These words came from BMW’s development chief Herbert Diess, who told the German newspaper that: “We have agreed on a joint architecture for a sports car. What is more important is that there will be two different vehicles that are authentic to the two brands”.

Still, we expect them to feature radical designs, not like the Subaru BRZ or the Toyota GT86 and the Scion FR-S. For those who don’t know, BMW and Toyota singed an agreement in June 2012 in order to cooperate on various areas such as lithium-air batteries and lightweight technology.

Moreover, BMW and Toyota also study the potential for a joint platform for a mid-sized sports vehicle. Still, BMW’s development chief Herbert Diess declined to provide details on the models that would result from the cooperation. If we listen to the rumors, Toyota will build a new Supra from this partnership, while the new BMW sportscar remains a mistery. [source: Autoblog]

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