BMW to supply diesel engines for Toyota

Rumors | November 28th, 2011 by 16
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BMW is slowly becoming an engine provider for automakers. In the past we have heard about deals between BMW and SAAB, PSA Group and more …

BMW is slowly becoming an engine provider for automakers. In the past we have heard about deals between BMW and SAAB, PSA Group and more recently General Motors. And today, a report by Nikkey Business Daily mentions recent talks between BMW and Japanese automaker Toyota.

According to the publication, the two companies could share fuel-efficient technologies, initially with Toyota adopting BMW diesel engines for an upcoming model in Europe. The engine in question is the highly-efficient, yet powerful BMW 2.0-liter diesel engine.

By having local diesel engine technology based in Europe, Toyota will reduce its costs, as well as the development fees that could help the company regain market share in the compact segment.  In exchange, Toyota is said to be open to lending BMW its hybrid technologies, most likely a similar deal to the one between BMW and French PSA Group.

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The timeline for the partnership remains unknown at the time, as well as all the fine details that go with such a complex deal.

The third generation 2.0 liter twin-turbo diesel engines can be found in the 18d, 20d and 23d iterations, as well as under the hood of several MINI models. At its highest peak, the engine outputs 204 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

[Source: Nikkei Business Daily via CarAdvice ]

16 responses to “BMW to supply diesel engines for Toyota”

  1. Mateo says:

    if its true it will be funny to campare bmw 320d and lexus 2.0 diesel, same engine lol

  2. LaMa says:

    well,  the diesels are great but the diesel fuel price increase put them out of the saving category.
    Currently diesel fuel is 25% higher then the regular gas, so right about what you could save on it.
    a good 2.0 turbo gas unit like the new BMW engine will be equal in terms of cost of running. The diesel
    cost more to purchase/manufacture and replacement parts are also more expensive. It needs a more
    expensive fuel filter and needs it more often. Running costs will be about the same after 3-4 years and
    100k miles no matter how good they are.
    I prefer gasoline burning compare to diesel, but the BMW diesel engines are great !

  3. M3power says:

    Diesels are cheaper than gas elsewhere LaMa, the world doesn’t revolve around the USA…

  4. Xcoreflyup says:

    i want to see what do that LexusLVX guy can say about this one. lol 

  5. BMW X5 says:

    Our diesels are cheaper than gasoline. In India we are looking for the cars that run on diesel.

  6. Giom says:

    You’re unwise if you don’t want to do business with BMW. Pitty it’s Toyota tho. How much can BMW really learn from their hybrid technology? This sounds like a win-win for Toyota.

  7. Rtcalo says:

    Not too happy about this but on the other side it’s one great complement.

  8. Lucky says:

    A Jap turbo could not keep up with my German none turbo machine with one of my piston seized

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