BMW and Toyota have confirmed plans to jointly develop a new mid-sized sports car.
BMW and Toyota have officially agreed to jointly develop a new sports car, according to BMW’s development chief Herbert Diess. Back in June 2012, the two automakers signed a partnership to co-develop a fuel cell system and lightweight technologies. A sports car was a possibility, but now it is a done deal.
At the time that the two automakers signed the deal, they stated that they would study the potential for a jointly developed mid-sized sports car and now it’s official. Herbert Diess told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, “We have agreed on a joint architecture for a sports car. What is important is that there will be two different vehicles that are authentic to the two brands.”
We don’t have any other details, but the project could lead to the eventual return of the Toyota Supra and maybe even a new BMW 8-Series.
Source: Automotive News