The Toyota with a BMW inside
LINK-UPS will be a trend in 2014. This revised Verso mpv is the first Toyota to use a BMW engine, a 1.6 diesel giving 110bhp, 0-62mph in 12.7 seconds and provisional figures of 63mpg and 119g/km CO2. It replaces a heavier and thirstier Toyota 2-litre diesel.
The BMW engine is down on horse power but has much higher torque, reaching 199 lb ft for better flexibility. March deliveries. Prices awaited.