The BMW-Toyota collaboration to build a sports car may help in building the replacements for the BMW Z4 and 6-Series as well as the Toyota GT 86 / Scion FR-S, according to CAR Magazine. BMW and Toyota are developing a flexible platform that could be used on a variety of models, from a small two-seat roadster to a bigger sports car.
BMW may use this platform on the next-generation Z4 and 6-Series. Meanwhile, it could be used by Toyota on its new MR2 and Supra. Not many details have been released. So far, CAR has ascertained that this model will feature a front rear-mounted engine and carbon composite technology. The potential for this project is quite impressive but there are sources who say that there’s a conflict brewing between the two companies.
Insiders said that BMW’s senior executives weren’t too keen about the i sub-brand and they’re now apprehensive that the Toyota partnership will dilute the Ultimate Driving Machine philosophy further.