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 system into production previewed on the Toyota Yaris R at last year’s Frankfurt It used a 300bhp 1.6-litre engine to power the front and a trio of 60bhp motors powered the rear wheels and a boost function for added to the front axle. All up, the combined developed 414bhp.

The system being engineered for the new car is described as a departure from used by the Yaris Hybrid R, the basics will be carried

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 leading the body engineering of the new car. “We will adopt solutions created in the development of the i3 and a BMW source said at the recent motor show.

Details are but insiders involved on early proposals suggest that the new car use a high-strength steel and aluminium with carbonfibre elements in sections for added weight

The outer body is expected to use of carbonfibre-reinforced plastic materials. sharing a common platform, the new BMW and will have individual and interior designs.

The sports car be one of a series of future BMW-Toyota to use common engineering solutions and components, according to officials knowledge of the cooperation. Shared structures and contemporary new hybrid are also planned.

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