It’s been almost half a year since 2020 Toyota Supra was revealed, and in all that point we’ve only heard that North America is barely getting the 335-hp 3.0-liter turbo I-6 model. Till now, that’s. A certification we found on the Air Assets Board (ARB) web site has revealed that a 2.0-liter turbo I-4-powered Supra has been licensed on the market in California, together with the BMW models that share its engine.
Again in January, we reported that Toyota would provide the Supra with a four-cylinder engine in its home market of Japan. Two states of tune can be found, 194 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, and 255 hp and 295 lb-ft. If these sound acquainted, it’s the same actual output because of the mechanically associated turbo-four BMW Z4 roadster.
The same engine can be used within the base 2019 BMW 3 Series. An eight-velocity car is the one transmission listed within the Supra’s certification, so it’s doubtless that would be the much less highly effective Supra’s unique gearbox alternative simply as it’s in Japan. Having a smaller engine beneath the hood must also lead to a lighter Supra and higher weight distribution versus the six-cylinder-powered automotive.
With the BMW 2.0-liter turbo-four licensed, the arrival of a much highly effective, extra efficient and cheaper Toyota Supra in North America is imminent. Including a four-cylinder model will seemingly decrease the price tag all the way down to someplace within the mid- to excessive-$40,000 vary, which might put the turbo-four Supra in shut proximity to uber sport compacts just like the Subaru WRX STI and Volkswagen GolfR, and V-8-powered pony vehicles such because the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Ford Mustang GT.
The six-cylinder-powered model’s $50,920 starting price means the sports activities coupe is out of the typical shopper’s attain. By way of fuel financial system, the 2020 Supra is surprisingly efficient at 24/31 mpg metropolis/freeway with the six-cylinder engine. A 2.0-liter turbo-four might enhance on these numbers much more.