That’s right, Toyota and BMW are coming together to create a mid-size sports vehicle by the end of 2013. Unfortunately those are all of the details we have at this time. But the possibilities of what could come from these two giants are truly exciting.
Consider – BMW makes some of the most exhilarating cars that money can buy. For decades the 3 series has been the benchmark in the compact sports car class. They sound great, look great and the engines are rock solid. However, their transmissions have had their fair share of bad press. The same can be said of their fuel pumps, regulators, thermostats etc. They tend to fail prematurely on the BMW and even with a warranty, chronic issues are annoying. Another area that needs attention is the cockpit. While ergonomically sound the cabins layout looks rather dated. Especially when compared to Mercedes and Audi (BMW’s main rivals). 2nd hand ownership is also a sour note, for most consumers fear that expensive repair looming around the next corner.