There’s been no lack of rumors and speculation surrounding the upcoming revived Toyota Supra. Such speculation has included the idea of a four-cylinder Supra, something that Toyota executives have now confirmed as part of the production plan.
News of the four-cylinder first broke after a document from transmission maker ZF leaked out containing the engine and transmission options alleged for the new Supra. Given the new Supra is being jointly developed with BMW, it came as little surprise to see two BMW engines listed as the power choices for the Supra and identical engines to the upcoming new BMW Z4 to which it will share its bones.
Since the leak, Road & Track has confirmed with Toyota engineer Testsuya Tada at this week’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the company displayed a prototype version of the upcoming Supra. Tada confirmed to the publication that, indeed, the Supra will have a four-cylinder engine option. Tada went so far as to confirm the four-cylinder will be lighter with better weight distribution.
So, which four-cylinder will rest under the Supra’s hood? BMW’s well known turbocharged 2.0-liter, which generates 262 horsepower in most BMW products. Supra buyers wanting a bit more gusto will be able to opt for BMW’s 3.0-liter inline-six with 335 horsepower.
As ZF has confirmed with their leak document, both engines will be paired to the same eight-speed ZF automatic that is found in most BMW products.