Official: BMW to Supply Diesel Engines to Toyota and Receive Hybrid Technology in Exchange

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It is now official: BWM and Toyota are joining forces for clean propulsion technology, with the two companies today announcing that they have signed a memorandum of understanding for this.
BMW will make the first move, with the German carmaker set to supply 1.6-liter and 2.0-liter clean diesel engines to Toyota - for the European market- from 2014.

As for the other side of the deal, the two carmakers will collaborate on the development of next-generation lithium-ion batteries - BMW is arriving late at the hybrid table, but the Bavarians are planning to make a special entry. The two companies will also collaborate on other projects that have not been disclosed yet.

As you’ve probably noticed, BMW has a special way of squeezing every possible muscle from its engines, with its vehicles posting impressive acceleration times, so it will be interesting to see how the Toyotas with the same powerplant will behave - we may get new setups, adapted for the Japanese carmaker’s range.
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