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      03-08-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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BMW and Toyota have already formally announced their shared platform project which reportedly will result in two cars from two brands, but using shared platform technology. The rest is completely shrouded in mystery.

So far, rumors on the topic have ranged on this shared platform vehicle producing either the Z4 replacement (possibly back to the Z3 moniker) or a separate sports coupe under the name Z5, presumably larger and more powerful.

Germany's Autozeitung Magazine have now jumped onto the rumor fray, releasing this new photoshop and speculating that the car will be something truly cutting edge. First up, they claim the car will be using a 3.0L I6, turbocharged ofcourse. The new model will follow the i8/3 lead and be made mostly from CFRP and aluminum to keep the car as light as a possible. This combination of engine and materials already has us salivating! M3/4 which is even lighter weight?

What will make this car special then and different from the M3? Likely the Z car style and a hybrid powertrain are the leading guesses for now. To be honest, we are still in the speculation mode right now as I'm sure everything is on the table at this point. But only good can come from this proposal, afterall, Toyota is excited enough to release their FT-1 proposal to the world, so for now we wait... earnestly...

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Hope it doesn't create another supra...
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can't wait for this!
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Hope it doesn't create another supra...
Why is this a bad thing? I personally want to see Supra coming back...
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Now that rendering is one of the best looking beemers in a long time.
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BMW is "get the hell outta my way" style. Me like
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Now that rendering is one of the best looking beemers in a long time.
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I think that BMW doesnt have a real competitor against the new 911 , the new JAG coupe, the new SL , "small" Ferraris etc.
Its a very profitable segment and the BMW's board focuses at selling products on masses.

BMW please give to your people a light vehicle and put on S65 engine.

2 seater please ! weight 1350 kg ! PLEASE !
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Will the Toyota version be cheaper?
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Hmmm, this will definitely be interesting.
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I kept scrolling down expecting to see a "J/K" at the end of your post. I was surprised not to see one.
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Hope it doesn't create another supra...
Why is this a bad thing? I personally want to see Supra coming back...
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And some Toyota-like reliability in a BMW wouldn't hurt...

Oh, and that greenhouse has a touch of GT-R in it: BMW meets Godzilla. Very nice.
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That render is spectacular. Sign me up.

Loving the resurgence of affordable, light, RWD coupes.
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BMW is "get the hell outta my way" style. Me like
What the Germans call "überhol prestige"
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If it's anything like that first render, I'm all in!
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Hope it doesn't create another supra...
Why not? They are awesome
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Are we looking at the same render??! that thing is

More interesting is the FT-1 that toyota has shown. If this partnership is anything like the toyota/subaru one, this new Z5(?) should look like the FT-1 with kidneys.

Motor speculation: should we expect the N55 or the new B motor? Hybrid application?

CFRP chasis ala i3/i8, ZF 8 speed, N55 motor (B?) leaves room for the inevitable M version with DCT, S55 motor
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Why does BMW need Toyota to make this?
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Hope it doesn't create another supra...
Why is this a bad thing? I personally want to see Supra coming back...
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And some Toyota-like reliability in a BMW wouldn't hurt...

Oh, and that greenhouse has a touch of GT-R in it: BMW meets Godzilla. Very nice.
Agreed. Supras rock
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Why does BMW need Toyota to make this?
Hybrid tech
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Render is gorgeous. Have a feeling real life car will be far, far more sedate.
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Are we looking at the same render??! that thing is

More interesting is the FT-1 that toyota has shown. If this partnership is anything like the toyota/subaru one, this new Z5(?) should look like the FT-1 with kidneys.

Motor speculation: should we expect the N55 or the new B motor? Hybrid application?

CFRP chasis ala i3/i8, ZF 8 speed, N55 motor (B?) leaves room for the inevitable M version with DCT, S55 motor
Yeah I don't like the ac shitzer type of styling and cutouts in the bumper.
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