Car sales overall weren’t as stellar as they’ve been in the United States last year. Yet predictably, the best-sellers were comprised largely of a group of trucks, SUVs and crossovers. No surprises there. The worst-sellers, tragically, were a smattering of fun enthusiast cars, small cars and phased-out models.
The new Toyota Supra: What’s the deal? Where is it? We’ve seen that camo’d mule running around now since people could still tolerate Taylor Swift, and yet no concept or production car has surfaced. All speculation about its future aside, we know where it’s been lately: chilling in Italy with some BMWs.
Its platform-mate, the BMW Z4, dropped this weekend at Pebble Beach. But where is the new Toyota Supra? It’s out there, away from the glitz and glamour of the Concours, running around with the people, on actual city streets. Just covered in camo. Still.
After years of sitting in the shallow end of BMW’s lineup as a sort-of also-ran, the German roadster is back with the new Z4, and it’s the most promising sign of life out of BMW since the introduction of the 2 Series.
BMW broke all our hearts a little bit in 2014 when it said that the sports car market was dying. But with the whole Toyota-Supra partnership and now a sparkling new Z4 concept at Monterey Car Week, we feel some retribution coming for those hurtful words spoken in the past.
BMW has famously declared that sports cars are all but dead, but at some point they must have said “fuck it” to team up with Toyota and bring us a new roadster. We’ll see it later this week at Monterey Car Week, but for now here’s a teaser.
BMW has been the mysterious half of a long-reported partnership with Toyota to develop a new sports car platform. Toyota’s side of things has been busy, with plenty of teases and looks at what could be the next Toyota Supra. The BMW side has been relatively quiet, at least until now.
You know how BMW is, in almost certainty, developing its next sporty roadster alongside development of the new Supra with Toyota, right? In all of that will they, won’t they—wait, are they?—commotion, the BMW somehow started being labeled the ‘Z5' as an assumed progression from the previous Z4. Well that’d made too…
Back in 2010, BMW decided that what made the most sense for its production-based racing program was to run its sporty Z4 roadster.
Four years ago, the Internet gazed upon the glory of a BMW Z4 getting a Viper V10 pulled from a Ram truck crammed up its nostrils. But back then the car was a work in progress. Now the car is complete, and it’s for sale, too.
According to German publication BimmerToday, BMW waited in the shadows until the last Valencia Orange Z4 Roadster rolled off the line before quietly ending production of the E89 forever last week.
It was in third position when it entered the pits, but then it decided to fire up properly and get a bit further from a podium finish.
Say, what’s going on with that BMW-Toyota joint sports car project that’s been in the works since 2012? It’s apparently chugging along as both companies figure out exactly what they want to get out of it. According to a new report, that could mean different sized sports cars for each brand.
AC Schnitzer's goal of making bad decisions into a viable business model consistently delivers. The latest bit of evidence is this BMW Z4 with the M50d's diesel shoved into the nose and tuned to put out 620 lb-ft of torque. That should do.
Love the beastly sounding BMW Z4s that run in United SportsCar? We've got two of the guys who drive them in the GT Le Mans class for BMW Team RLL, ready to answer any and all of your questions: Graham Rahal, who usually runs with the team in IndyCar, and sportscar veteran Bill Auberlen.
What's going on with that Toyota-BMW sports car joint venture, long rumored to spawn the next BMW Z4 and Toyota Supra? It feels like it's been in the works longer than the next Dr. Dre album, but today we got some news: it's moving forward, for reals.
The N52-powered E89 with the M Sport package and manual transmission is an interesting combination of new and old in a rather often overlooked roadster: the second generation of BMW's sports car. It has electric steering, an electric parking brake, a ridiculous name, and drive-by-wire. It's also RWD, has defeatable…
The announcement of the BMW-Toyota partnership has been as perplexing as it is exciting. Nothing solid has come of the deal yet, but it's supplied the world with scores of crazy rumors. But a new report in Nikkei Asia Review may be the most solid one yet. It also heralds the return of the Toyota Supra.