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2014-01-03 07:19

BMW, TOYOTA AGREEMENT: Rival automakers BMW and Toyota have already partnered up for a new diesel powered Verso (pictured here), now they'll be sharing a platform for a future sports car. Image: Toyota

Earlier in 2013, Wheels24 reported on Toyota announcing its new Verso featuring a BMW diesel engine.

In January 2014, BMW and Toyota have agreed to develop a joint platform for future sports cars, according to BMW's development chief Herbert Diess, reports German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

JOINT VENTURE

Diess said: "We have agreed on a joint architecture for a sports car. hat is important is that there will be two different vehicles that are authentic to the two brands."

BMW and Toyota signed an agreement in 2012 to co-operate on various areas including lithium-air batteries and lightweight technology.

The automakers also said at the time they would study the potential for a joint platform for a mid-sized sports vehicle in a feasibility study to be completed by the end of 2013.

Diess declined to provide details on the models that would result from the co-operation

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