The return of the Toyota Supra is almost the thing of legend amongst automotive enthusiasts. As such, any wee bit of information about the upcoming Toyota sports car is big news. This time, Supra enthusiast website Supra MKV has obtained BMW documents confirming four-cylinder and six-cylinder power for the new Supra, but not manual gearboxes.
Why are BMW documents showcasing Toyota information? Well, BMW and Toyota are jointly developing both the next BMW Z4 and reincarnated Supra. BMW is taking the lead development role with both cars, which means BMW documents are listing the Toyota like it is one of its own.
One of its own, indeed. The documents suggest the Supra will have a 248 horsepower four-cylinder and 335 horsepower six-cylinder engine with two automatic transmission options. If those power outputs sound familiar, that’s because they are suspiciously identical to BMW’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder and 3.0-liter inline-six, respectively. So apparently the Supra is going to utilize BMW engines and transmissions.
Supra purists are already up in arms over the omission of a manual transmission option, and rightfully so. Although not surprising, the documents show no sign of a manual Supra; the manual gearbox is listed only for the Z4. That said, there’s nothing to say this document is the end-all be-all for Supra information.
The leaked documents also suggest a third, base four-cylinder engine option exclusively for Europe. There’s no indication of any details on that engine just yet.
Toyota is expected to reveal the 2019 Supra sometime next year. Between now and then you can almost be assured more details will leak out.