BMW to launch hybrid sports car with Toyota

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BMW to launch hybrid sports car Toyota

The BMW/Toyota joint will give birth to a Z4, this Autocar image how the model might look


Kable | 24 March 2014 |

Jointly developed BMW-Toyota will tap high-tech hybrid from Toyota’s Le Mans

The first fruit of an alliance BMW and Toyota will be a two-seat car that will bring supercapacitor technology to a series-production for the first time.

Confirmed by BMW chairman Norbert and Toyota boss Akio late last year, the new car will sire a radically BMW Z4 replacement, previewed here, and a successor to the Supra, at which hinted with its FT-1 at the Detroit motor show in

The new sports car will feature a layout. But unlike Toyota’s concept, it is likely to be four-wheel thanks to the use of a direct-injection petrol and electric motors. These sources will form of a high-tech supercapacitor-touting hybrid that draws on technology and gained from Toyota’s Le LMP1 sports car programme.

Toyota’s role in the sports car centres around a newly plug-in hybrid system. It supercapacitors for short-term kinetic storage and a performance boost.

BMW and have chosen supercapacitors they can absorb and discharge energy more rapidly the latest generation of lithium ion They are also typically and lighter than existing storage sources. BMW first the technology on the X3 EfficientDynamics concept car in and has been pushing hard to it to production.

Plans to put a supercapacitor hybrid into production were on the Toyota Yaris Hybrid R at year’s Frankfurt show. It a 300bhp 1.6-litre petrol to power the front wheels and a of 60bhp motors that the rear wheels and provided a function for added drive to the axle. All up, the combined set-up 414bhp.

The system being for the new sports car is described as a departure that used by the Yaris R, although the basics will be over.

At its heart will be a BMW-engineered engine of no more than 2.0 in capacity. It will be combined electric motors produced by BMW at its plant in Munich to specifications by Toyota. Drive will be through a sequential manual A Toyota-developed electronics system is to provide torque-vectoring capability.

BMW is the body engineering of the new sports “We will adopt lightweight created in the development of the i3 and i8,” a BMW said at the recent Geneva show.

Details are scarce, but insiders on early engineering proposals that the new car will use a high-strength and aluminium floorpan with elements in non-load-bearing sections for weight savings.

The outer is expected to make use of carbonfibre-reinforced materials. Despite sharing a platform, the new BMW and Toyota will individual styling and interior

The sports car will be one of a series of BMW-Toyota projects to use common solutions and shared components, to officials with knowledge of the Shared platform structures and new hybrid drivelines are also

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