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      12-05-2011, 01:50 AM   #45
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Vision of toyota: In a few years we will offer a Toyota 335i hybrid diesel; which under light loads will run off batteries for the first 60 miles.

Unless the accelerator sticks, in which case you get to experience twin turbo inline 6 power at autobahn speeds on your way to pick up the kids, in a school zone; whether you want to or not.

Oh the future is bright.
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Another Germany and Japanese alliance? Dear God...
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The folks at BMW aren't retards. I'm sure the Munich folks have carefully considered all the pros and cons of any collaboration with Toyota before agreeing to this move. As a for-profit venture, BMW isn't simply going to give away diesel engines for free to Toyota without any kind of substantial benefit in return.

And BMW can also learn how to make their cars more reliable from Toyota through their quality inspection methods.
Yes you are quite right, BMW (Germany) may have something to gain.

I realized though that Im thinking of this from a US perspective, and in that sense, the US has nothing to gain by the Japanese selling even more cars in the US than they already do.
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