BMW has confirmed their jointly-developed sports car has "moved on to the concept phase and is running according to plan."

BMW has confirmed their jointly-developed sports car has "moved on to the concept phase and is running according to plan."

The company declined to elaborate when Bloomberg asked for specifics but Toyota told the publication the technical feasibility study was “successfully completed."
While there have been countless rumors about the jointly-developed sports car, it is expected to spawn a replacement for the BMW Z4.

The model has been tentatively dubbed the Z5 and it is rumored to use a carbon fiber tub similar to the i3 and i8. Nothing is official but the model is expected to have a conventional soft top and there are rumors about a proper coupe variant.

Engine options are also unconfirmed but speculation has suggested the car could be offered with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that has outputs of 190 bhp (141 kW), 245 bhp (182 kW) and 270 bhp (201 kW). There's could also be a high-performance Z5 M which could use a turbocharged six-cylinder engine with roughly 425 bhp (317 kW).

Thanks to DGG Creations for the tip!

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