Will we also get the Toyota Supra with four-cylinder engines?

More Z4 engines mean more affordable Supras, and an awkward clash with the 86
by Stephen Dobie | Jan 16, 2019
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Had your fill of Toyota Supra news? No? Good. Because there’s more. While the 340hp six-cylinder version steals all the headlines, there are more engines. Smaller, more affordable engines.

The Japanese-market Supra gets more engine choices that, just like that turbo-six, come directly from the Toyota’s BMW Z4 relative—namely, two 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrols, both turbocharged but with different outputs. The Supra SZ gets a 197hp/320Nm version, yielding a 6.5sec 0-100kph time. Above that sits the Supra SZ-R, with 258hp/400Nm and a 5.2sec 0-100kph time.

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For reference, the 3.0-liter straight-six possesses 340hp/500Nm and a 4.3sec 0-100kph time. Those Japanese spec sheets suggest the four-cylinder version will weigh up to 110kg less than the six.

Given that BMW is selling the Z4 with all of those engines, it seems safe to bet the Supra will possess the same options in time. Which does bring the awkward realization that Toyota will sell two 197hp rear-drive coupes with different engines: the purist nat-asp 86 and the posher turbo Supra. Presumably at quite different prices, given the cheapest Supra is currently twice as expensive as an 86.

All Supra engines apparently use the same eight-speed automatic gearbox in Japan. Which initially crushes hopes that cheaper Supras may be manual Supras. We can live in hope, though, right?

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NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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