Toyota has officially confirmed that the next-generation Supra that’s been co-developed with BMW will be powered by one of its German partner’s engines and not one of its own.
During an interview with Holland’s AutoRAI, Toyota’s vice president of research and development, Gerald Killmanm, confirmed that the Supra won’t just use the same platform as the new Z4 but also make use of a BMW engine.
However, this does not mean the 2019 Supra and all-new Z4 will use the same engine. The Supra will utilize a naturally-aspirated inline six-cylinder delivering upwards of 450 HP without any hybrid wizardry, while the new Z4 should be available with a plethora of engines.
These are expected to include a four-cylinder with 195 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque for Europe and a 250 hp four-pot for the North American market. It’s also been rumored that a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 330 hp and 380 HP, depending on specification, might make its way under BMW’s bonnet.
At March’s Geneva Motor Show, Toyota previewed its new sports car with the Gazoo Racing Supra Racing Concept, complete with styling influenced by the eye-catching FT-1 Concept. Production of the model will take place at Magna Steyr’s facility in Graz, Austria from the first half of 2019.