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Old 07-04-2012, 11:51 AM   #1
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Toyota & BMW partner up: New Supra?

Sorry if it's been posted before, did a quick search and nothing came up.

Moving on from their Subaru partnership with the FRS, Toyota has teamed up with BMW to create what people say might be the next gen Supra/6-Series:

Toyota Seeks That Lovin' Feelin' from Partner BMW - Forbes

http://europe.autonews.com/apps/pbcs...are-intriguing

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A BMW insider speculated that the collaboration could provide the basis for the return of the Toyota Supra, possibly using the BMW 6-series architecture. The Supra, once the performance spearhead of the Toyota lineup, was last produced in 2002.
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i heard their main objective for the partnership is to develop lithium batteries and for toyota to utilize bmw diesel motors in their euro market compact vehicles.. though the article says it, im not sure if they would focus so much on the sports car segment
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i like the way this is going bmw like i6s supran needs i6 possible 3jz?
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i like the way this is going bmw like i6s supran needs i6 possible 3jz?
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We lost so many sporty cars (especially affordable ones) maybe this is the way to go from now on. Toyota and Subaru make a car, now you have 2 car companies splitting the cost of one platform. Toyo then does one with BMW to sell a upscale sportscar. I heard the next Miata is shared with an Alfa roadster.
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interesting news.. but if it is meant to be a true sports car i don't think it would be based on the 6.

the 6 is more like a luxury coupe than a sports coupe. the new 6 ranges from 38xx to 45xx lb's.. much too heavy for any sports-like handling.
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I call bull.....just like what jpark said....bmw wants battery technology and Toyota wants bmws diesel engines for the euro market. They always hype the news up by saying " new sports car in development" or something just to make people excited.

But then again with the new NSX coming out I wouldn't be suprised if Toyota pulls something outta there ass
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Ya, technology sharing is most likely the main reason behind the partnership. Whether you like hybrid technology or not, Toyota seems to be doing quite well with what they've been doing. The same goes for BMW and their diesel engines. It's ultimately cheaper for both companies to share specs and production than to create something from scratch on their own.
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Infiniti and Mercedes is doing it already for the next G for Infiniti and C for Mercedes.. it is nothing new. BMW can sell more I6.. Toyota can glean some tech off BMW much like it did with Subaru.
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I heard the next Miata is shared with an Alfa roadster.
I wouldn't be surprised if this happens. Although owned by the Fiat Group, Dodge used the platform of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta for the new Dodge Dart.
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First the Toyo-baru BR-S

now the BM-yota Su6ra
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