The jointly developed BMW and Toyota sports car is inching closer to production as Auto Zeitung is reporting the basic proportions and specifications have been set.

The jointly developed BMW and Toyota sports car is inching closer to production as Auto Zeitung is reporting the basic proportions and specifications have been set.

Details are limited but the magazine is reporting the model was previewed by the Toyota FT-1 concept but will be about 20 centimeters shorter. The production model is expected to have a front-engine, rear-wheel drive layout with a 50:50 front to rear weight distribution. The car will also be low to the ground and adopt lightweight materials such as carbon fiber aluminum.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but speculation suggests there could have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 218 HP (160 kW), a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with 320 HP (235 kW) and a twin-turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder with approximately 400 HP (294 kW).

If everything pans out the model will be launched in 2017 and cost €35,000 ($48,555) for the Toyota variant. BMW's version should also arrive at the same time but retail for an additional €5,000 - €10,000 ($6,935 - $13,875).

 

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