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#1 Chris Dance

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:30 AM

I heard on the radio this morning that Toyota & BMW are to join up to produce a low or no emission car. Sounds like a good idea. Has anybody else on the forum heard of this merger?

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 10:42 AM

I heard on the radio this morning that Toyota & BMW are to join up to produce a low or no emission car. Sounds like a good idea. Has anybody else on the forum heard of this merger?


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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:19 PM

To quote Autocar...

The two automotive giants will supply engines to each other, with BMW offering its 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines to Toyota Motor Europe in exchange for the Japanese company’s hybrid technology and expertise.
BMW’s engine supply will begin in 2014 and installed in certain Toyota-produced vehicles planned for sale in the European market, as part of Toyota’s planned expansion of its diesel-powered range.


So it looks like Toyota get diesel engines for their whole range and BMW get to chop a Prius in half :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

To quote Autocar...

The two automotive giants will supply engines to each other, with BMW offering its 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines to Toyota Motor Europe in exchange for the Japanese company's hybrid technology and expertise.
BMW's engine supply will begin in 2014 and installed in certain Toyota-produced vehicles planned for sale in the European market, as part of Toyota's planned expansion of its diesel-powered range.


So it looks like Toyota get diesel engines for their whole range and BMW get to chop a Prius in half :thumbsup:



Thats about the size of it mate. Mind you Toyota looks like it could do with a hand with some of there oil burners! :yes:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:37 PM

Their bigger ones certainly (Esp. those (literally) cracking 2.2 D4Ds! :eek:), but the 1.4 D4D is already a really good engine; Most other companies need 1.6 to do what Mr T's done with their 1.4 :yahoo:

And I think their 1.4 is still the highest revving diesel engine around at the moment :) (I worked out it has the same rev-range as the 1.3 petrol engine in my old crap Fiesta :lol: )

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 01:44 PM

I agree that the 1.4D is a cracking litte engine. Mind you so its the VW Polo's 1.4TDi. But Mr T's 2.2 oil burner is just out of this World! Thats when the head gasket doesn't decide to leave for Mars that is!!!:crybaby:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:30 PM

I agree that the 1.4D is a cracking litte engine. Mind you so its the VW Polo's 1.4TDi. But Mr T's 2.2 oil burner is just out of this World! Thats when the head gasket doesn't decide to leave for Mars that is!!!:crybaby:

Hi Mate,Mars and polo's are we into confectionery now.

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 02:44 PM


I agree that the 1.4D is a cracking litte engine. Mind you so its the VW Polo's 1.4TDi. But Mr T's 2.2 oil burner is just out of this World! Thats when the head gasket doesn't decide to leave for Mars that is!!!:crybaby:

Hi Mate,Mars and polo's are we into confectionery now.



Hahahahaahahaha.... Now that made me laugh my mate :thumbsup:

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Posted 01 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

Hahaha! Good one :lol:

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 08:33 AM

BMW had a program with hydrogen fuelled cars.. 750is. I assume it's been quietly buried (cost and danger)

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