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.”