German newspaper Focus reports that BMW is working together with Toyota on a new vehicle, called Z5.
The news is not new somehow as the Germans already announced their cooperation with Toyota a year ago, but according to the same source; we now know that pretty soon we will get to see a concept co-developed vehicle which will serve as a preview for the rear-wheel drive Z5 Roadster.
Focus reports that BMW will be in charge with the design of the interior and exterior, engine and suspensions. Toyota will provide optional hybrid technology. Therefore the upcoming Z5 will come in two variants: a standard model and a hybrid variant. Unlike current plug-in hybrids, the electric motor in the BMW-Toyota sports car will be tuned for performance; it is expected to produce approx. 136hp.