Originally Posted by 3581512
This might be a way for Toyota to get an inside look at BMW, so they can improve Lexus to finally catch up.
They both need to invest heavily in future technologies if they are going to keep pace with surging VW Group. Toyota is behind because they started resting on their laurels and getting lazy even before Tsunamis starting destroying their manufacturing base. BMW is behind because they only sell Minis and BMWs (well Rolls Royce too but not in volume that matters) so they sell about a fifth as many cars as VW.