Next Auris, First Toyota with BMW Diesel Engine

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BMW and Toyota have recently signed into an agreement to share technology for the mutual benefit of both companies. The deal says that the Germans will supply some of their smaller diesel engines, the 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter four-bangers, while Toyota will fork over hybrid technology.
More details have started to emerge, and Autocar today reports that the first model to benefit from an engine transplant will likely be the next generation of Auris hatch. The European hatchback is likely to get both a name change and a complete redesign.

Currently, both the five- and three-door Auris is offered with three different diesel engines. The base 1.4 D-4D offers 90 horsepower and a 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) sprint time of 12s, while the bigger 2.0-liter has 128 hp. At the top of the range sits an engine that we think is a bit too big for the car, the 2.2-liter 177 hp unit also fitted to the much larger Avensis.
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