The BMW Z4 and the next Toyota car
The BMW Z4 and the next Toyota car will be based on the same platform.
Three years ago, both BMW and Toyota manufacturers entered into contract about cooperation on some joint projects such as development of a new platform for a sport car.
According to dimensions of this platform, the BMW automaker will use it only for its upcoming Z4.
Both carmakers will work on development a new sport car together. The BMW will be responsible for chassis and the Toyota will be in charge for the new hybrid technologies.
The new hybrid technology includes the super-capacitors, which are lighter than common batteries. That will favour a faster acceleration of the sports car and pleased driving this model.
Moreover, the BMW carmaker is responsible for a powertrain for this hybrid novelty. It is expected that an engine mounted on the front part will power the rear wheels while the electric motor will power the front wheels. The future hybrid car will get probably all-wheel drive.
Anyway, there is just unconfirmed information. So when carmakers give an official review of this joint vehicles we will share more true details about that. We will keep you informed.
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