That platform will be stretched for a larger and more expensive sports car. BMW will be responsible for chassis tuning as in dialing in the suspension. BMW will then borrow this platform for the next generation Z4. So, costs are kept down for both but will the new Z4 be a new Supra in drag? It sure is appearing that way and it just seems awkward for a BMW roadster to have a Toyota platform underpinning it.
The new Supra is expected to have a 400 horsepower from a turbocharged 2.5 liter inline-4 hybrid drivetrain while the BMW Z4 version is said to use a V6 hybrid setup. We will all have to wait an see where this goes. Let's hope it works out well for the performance enthusiast as right now it just feels weird.