Toyota Supra, BMW Z4 To Be Produced By Magna Steyr In Austria

BMW and Toyota have picked contract manufacturer Magna Steyr to build their jointly developed sports cars, meaning the BMW Z4 and the Toyota Supra.

The two new models will be produced at Magna Steyr’s Graz factory in Austria, according to a report from Automotive News which cites industry sources familiar with the matter.

Toyota previewed the production Supra with the Gazoo Racing Supra Racing Concept at the Geneva Motor Show. The revived Japanese sports car will enter production in the first half of 2019 and will be positioned as a halo model in Toyota’s lineup.

The new BMW Z4 was also previewed with the Z4 Concept last summer, at the Monterey Car Week in Pebble Beach.

Despite the two models being jointly developed on the same architecture, Toyota’s chief engineer has reportedly confirmed that the similarities between the Supra and the Z4 will be “fewer than many imagine”.

Tetsuya Tada said that while there will still be common components shared between the two cars, the Toyota Supra is designed from the start as a “pure sports car” whereas the Z4 will go in a “slightly different direction”.

Magna Steyr’s Graz plant is also the home of the Mercedes G-Class since 1979 and the Jaguar E-Pace, with the electric I-Pace set to be added now. The contract manufacturer also builds some versions of the BMW 5-Series.

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  • tkindred

    So when is this car finally going to be revealed? I have been seeing photos of camo cars, for what seems, years.

  • Honda NSX-R

    Didn’t we already know this?

  • Jesse A. C. Majors

    Just from what I’m seeing, the Toyota looks 10x’s more exciting than the Z4

    • Jay

      just hope they somehow sneak the BMW idrive in ther lol… toyotas UX sucks

  • Grumpy

    Both look small. That’s a good thing. Hopefully the weight it down too.

  • OdysseyTag

    What’s up with the set of camouflaged G-Wagons behind the Z4?

  • Hello Moto ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So pretty much 0% of the Supra will have any Toyota parts or engineering? Seems that the Supra is just a BMW in disguise.

  • James Koenig

    Fake news

  • lagunas3ca

    Z4 looks like a fancy S2000 with that camo on.

    • Andrewthecarguy


  • smartacus

    Magna Steyr is a good place to build.

  • ramish rambarran

    The way motor-vehicle manufacturers are erroneously doing things these days……do you think that they may erroneously install a turbocharged 3JZ in the Bimmer ?

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