News BMW Says New Z4 Will Be "Completely Unique" Compared To The Supra

14:20  05 october  2017
14:20  05 october  2017 Source:   msn.com

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Update: Toyota Supra And BMW Z 4 Could Be Built Together By Magna Steyr. He said the same thing about how the car will drive and handle, adding the new Z 4 will be “absolutely a unique BMW product, as you would expect.”

You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. BMW Says New Z 4 Will Be " Completely Unique " He said the same thing about how the car will drive and handle, adding the new Z 4 will be “absolutely a unique BMW product, as you would expect.”

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Far from being a simple case of slapping BMW and Toyota badges on the same vehicle, the jointly developed sports car project will spawn two significantly different models. BMW through the voice of its CEO for Australia, Marc Werner, has made the promise the reborn Z4 will live up to the firm’s “ultimate driving machine” ethos.

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He admitted the main reason why BMW has inked a deal with Toyota has to do with achieving economies of scale, especially in this day and age when roadster sales are decreasing. Riding solo on the project wouldn’t have made sense considering the shrinking market, hence why the new Z4 will have many things in common with the long-awaited revival of the Supra (name not confirmed).

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At the core of the two performance cars will be the same platform, but BMW Australia’s head honcho told Car Advice the exterior design is going to be “absolutely unique.” He said the same thing about how the car will drive and handle, adding the new Z4 will be “absolutely a unique BMW product, as you would expect.”

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Spotted recently with most of the final bits, the 2018 BMW Z4 was previewed in August by a namesake concept providing a ”very close hint, of what the production car will look like next year.” Those were the exact words used by BMW global design chief, Adrian van Hooydonk.  It should be just about the same story with the interior as the concept had a familiar dashboard with the usual switchgear.

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BMW Says New Z 4 Will Be " Completely Unique " Compared To The Supra . Not just in terms of design, but also as far as the driving experience is concerned.

BMW Says New Z 4 Will Be " Completely Unique " Compared To The Supra . Not just in terms of design, but also as far as the driving experience is concerned.

In regards to the oily bits, the rear-wheel-drive BMW roadster fitted with a soft top will allegedly start off with the base Z4 s20i version with a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine delivering 180 horsepower. A beefier s30i equipped with the same engine is said to have somewhere in the region of 250 hp, while the flagship M40i will get a straight-six unit from the 340i dialed to about 320 hp. An optional Competition Package should up the power ante by 40 hp. With the exception of the entry-level model fitted with a six-speed manual gearbox, the others are expected to receive an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission.

Don’t hold your breath for a full-blown Z4 M as a BMW spokesperson told Automobile Magazine back in August it won’t happen. Why? It would require too many hardware changes and would likely end up being too expensive by getting dangerously close to the six-figure mark.

Source: Car Advice

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The low-slung performance machine looks fast even when standing still.For now, we only have this shadowy teaser to go by (see modified version above), revealing a silhouette somewhat similar to the TS050 Hybrid, which will also be exhibited at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2018. Toyota is not being very generous with the details at this point, but mentions the concept has its origins in WEC and illustrates “how technological feedback acquired through motorsports activities is incorporated.” In a tweet published a few minutes ago, Toyota said the concept illustrates a “24 Hours of Nürburgring 2018 vehicle,” so we will see it on the track next May.

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