2019 Toyota Supra To Be Offered With A 262HP Four-Cylinder Engine As Well

The new Toyota Supra will be offered with two different powertrains, with base versions to get a four-cylinder turbo engine in addition to the six-cylinder we already know of.

After discovering a document from German transmission manufacturer ZF that showed that the A90 Supra will be powered by not one but two engine options, Road & Track got a confirmation from none other than Supra chief engineer Tetsuya Tada that this is indeed happening.

The document revealed that the lowered-powered version of the 2019 Toyota A90 Supra will use the BMW-sourced turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder B48B20 engine producing 262hp. The six-cylinder version is packing the single-turbo 3.0-liter B58B30 unit with 335hp. Both variants will be paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission, at least according to the discovered document.

The same document has the new Z4 listed as well, with most of its engine and transmission information being the same with the new Supra. However, the Z4 appears to have a more powerful version of the 3.0-liter engine for at least one of its versions, producing 375hp.

Tada elaborated on the four-cylinder Supra, saying that it will be lighter and with much better weight distribution and a sharper-feeling turn-in. The Supra’s chief engineer also added that, for customers planning to swap in a 2JZ engine, “please buy the four-cylinder. It will be cheaper.”

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  • DudeOriginal1

    It’s kind of nice that they were thinking of people doing engine swaps while developing the car.

    • KSegg

      It’s only fun when the other Dude comments to your comments.

  • Shane

    Finally something that makes a GT86/BRZ not look like the worst joint venture in a long time.

    • Dude

      Has the “Toyobaru too slow” meme evolved into it being a bad joint venture now lol? Because aside from that there aren’t many faults with the car.

    • Doodes

      LOL! So true!

    • Six_Tymes

      good point

  • jez zza

    better be a good one as i’m getting tired to hear about this car every day for the past 2 years..

  • Six_Tymes

    OK, but this car better be lightweight. for example, it should then be VERY close to what a 944 Turbo weighed, that weight should have been Toyota’s bench mark.

    just making a point of, i hope this new Supra isnt a fat pig.

    • Doodes

      I think I read the weight is estimated ~ 3300 lbs. However, with this car, I’ve read a lot of things. If it just went away, I’d be ok with it.

      • serge charles

        yet here you are

        • Doodes

          Yes I am. And you sir are quite the genius for noticing.

      • Six_Tymes

        I did not know about the 3300 lbs estimated spec, do you know if that is gross or curb weight ?

        • Doodes

          That figure came up last week at Goodwood, I think. Not sure if curb or gross.

        • brn

          Gotta be kerb. I can’t image they’d run around talking about gross.

      • Kagan

        It is reasonable. Modern cars weigh for safety reasons.

  • Mr. EP9

    Anything else they want to pull from BMW’s parts bin?

    • khc

      Funny that we’ve reached a point where people scorn a Toyota for sharing parts with a new BMW sports car.

  • 195kW is also good for this car I suppose at entry level.. hopefully it will trickle down to the (next) 86?

  • Brent Morrison

    This is going to be a huge disappointment since they milked this to death, unlike when the GT-R was developed.

  • fabri99

    Please do not disappoint.

    • Doodes

      Sorry… Too late.

      • fabri99

        I mean… they could still burn this Supra to the ground and start over. We could pretend to never have seen such thing and wait a few more years for a proper car.

  • Bo Hanan

    Its like their doing it on purpose now.

  • Kagan

    No one plays down their bigger engines saying thr smaller one is better!

    Though that is correct something to consider for muscle cars to. 4 pot mustang is better than v8.

  • Fled

    DOES the turbo 4-pot option officially kill hopes for a 2nd gen turbo gt 86?

    • Mill0048

      Good question. Outside of Toyota corp, who knows? I’m hoping not. In April of 2018, Japan Times reported the next gen 86/BRZ would “likely” get a 2.4 turbo. I’m guessing if they do, it’ll be sharing parts between the current Ascent motor and next-gen STI motor. My thinking is that the 4-cyl Supra will start in the mid-$30’s.

  • Charles Davis

    I don’t want a sports car with a slushbox tranny! That’s sacrilegious!

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