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NewsBMW Explains Why Z4 Looks Entirely Different Than Supra

00:50  07 december  2018
00:50  07 december  2018 Source:   motor1.com

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Folks at Toyota and BMW are being very vocal about the new Supra and Z 4 being very different machines, despite them sharing the Meanwhile, production of the BMW Z 4 is already underway at Magna Steyr's facility in Austria. Sales in the United States start in March 2019, and buyers can get

The Z 4 is already in production, and the Supra makes its grand debut in January. While they share the same underpinnings, the machines look very different . Folks at Toyota and BMW are being very vocal about the new Supra and Z 4 being very different machines, despite them sharing the same

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Folks at Toyota and BMW are being very vocal about the new Supra and Z4 being very different machines, despite them sharing the same platform and powertrains. Adrian Van Hooydonk, Design Director for Bimmer, says that the collaboration essentially came down to a single conversation with his counterpart at Toyota.

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But why ? The Z 4 is already in production, and the Supra makes its grand debut in January. While they share the same underpinnings, the machines look very Folks at Toyota and BMW are being very vocal about the new Supra and Z 4 being very different machines, despite them sharing the same.

BMW Explains Why Z 4 Looks Entirely Different Than Supra . The new Z 4 is buzz-worthy for its parallel development with the upcoming Toyota Supra , and the Germans have been milking its release for some time now – my first drive came earlier this year in a camouflaged prototype at BMW ’s private

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"He’s Japanese and I’m Dutch, but we immediately understood each other in terms of what we want from our engineers, and in proportions. That was one conversation, that’s all it took. We immediately agreed on the hard points and what we want in terms of proportions," Van Hooydonk told Top Gear. He said that the two teams didn't reconvene until the design process was complete.

BMW Explains Why Z4 Looks Entirely Different Than Supra© Motor1.com 2019 BMW Z4 M40i and 2019 Toyota Supra prototype

According to a previous report, the engineering teams from BMW and Toyota worked together for about two years to determine the right wheelbase, width, fuel tank location, and A-pillar placement. The crews completed this undertaking in mid-2014, and then went their separate ways.

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Why ? Because customer surveys showed that was a must considering all four previous generations of the car had an inline-six. The engine of Bavarian origins has been tuned by Toyota’s engineers specifically for the Supra , as it’s the case with other BMW -sourced vital hardware, such as the

BMW explains why Z 4 looks entirely different than Supra . Why ? Because customer surveys showed that was a must considering all four previous generations of the car had an inline-six. The easiest way to obtain one was to ink a deal with BMW and grab their 3.0-litre you’ll find in the Z 4 M40i

The revied Supra will make its long-awaited debut at the North American International Auto Show in January. Several leaks make the official details seem like a foregone conclusion, though. There are two BMW-sourced powertrain options coming to the United States – a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six. The only available gearbox is an eight-speed automatic Sales start in the first half of 2019. At some point, Toyota's Gazoo Racing performance division also might create a hotter version, too.

BMW Explains Why Z4 Looks Entirely Different Than Supra© Provided by The Motorsport Network Toyota Supra Prototype Test Drive

Meanwhile, production of the BMW Z4 is already underway at Magna Steyr's facility in Austria. Sales in the United States start in March 2019, and buyers can get the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six as in the Supra.

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