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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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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

The Toyota Supra doesn’t arrive until next year, but we already know a lot about the new sports car. 7 Reasons Why This ’66 Toyota Corona Is a Rare Classic. But speaking with Motoring Research, Tada confirms the Supra will have a distinct driving experience from its platform-mate, the BMW Z 4 .

The two companies nailed down the specifics and then separated to create the specific designs.

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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We know that the new Toyota Supra will share a platform, transmission and engine with the new BMW Z 4 , but apparently their driving Both cars have completely different suspension and software calibration, for example.” Tada also told the outlet that the new Supra will “be a pure sports car,” look

BMW 's design boss explains how to make contrasting sports cars from one platform. It’s no secret that the new BMW Z 4 and Toyota Supra share their platforms and mechanical bits. Even before we’ve seen the Supra shorn of disguise, though, it’s very clear they’re going to be very different looking cars.

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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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It’s no secret that the new BMW Z 4 and Toyota Supra share their platforms and mechanical bits. BMW design boss Adrian Van Hooydonk told Top Gear at the LA Auto Show that the two cars were designed almost entirely separately.

The new Z 4 may have been jointly developed with the Supra successor, but it won't look , drive or feel the That’s no huge surprise: the Z 4 concept revealed a few weeks ago showed radically different And if the Z 4 doesn’t smell like a BMW , well, we’ll be disappointed. As to why the co-operation went

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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