It was not long ago that we were shaking our head in disbelief hearing about BMW planning a joint venture with Toyota.
The result is supposed to be a supercar, and we all wondered “why does BMW need Toyota’s help for a supercar?”
More news have arrived to the internet, shedding light on the subject. It seems that BMW sought some expertise on hybrid technology, and who better to go to than Toyota? While the German car maker did enter the electric car playpen, they are quite new, and for a sportscar, tested tech is just better.
We also have a name for the new model, and it is the Z5. Rumors already say this is a replacement for the BMW Z4, and they might just be true. While the Japanese side of the partnership will be handling the hybrid part of the car, the Germans will be in charge of pretty much everything else, and the styling will supposedly draw inspiration from the BMW Vision Connected Drive Concept.