Future Toyota Supra to Use BMW Engine

BMW Z, Rumors | July 8th, 2016 by 7
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The collaboration between BMW and Toyota is a few years old now and while some of the details were previously released, there were still a …

The collaboration between BMW and Toyota is a few years old now and while some of the details were previously released, there were still a few ones left behind closed doors. One of them is the potential use of BMW engines in future Toyota cars.

According to this report, the two companies are working on two sport cars that will be sharing a few of their underpinnings. Apart from the new Supra, BMW is also working on a replacement for the current BMW Z4 which will soon go out of production. Its successor, rumored to still be called Z4, will also be using Toyota’s hybrid technology for one of its models.

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This is where Toyota’s expertise in electrification will come in handy, while BMW will provide the internal combustion engines, most likely 3-liter straight six cylinder versions hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Even though the powertrains will be shared among the two brands, the two models will have completely different designs, unlike other cars developed by two collaborating brands in the industry (such as the Mazda Miata and Fiat 124 Spider for example).

The Supra will be considerably bigger in size compared to the Z4 allowing the Japanese automaker to position it above the current GT86 offering with a premium price tag and superior performance. At the same time, the BMW will be smaller, aiming at a total weight under 1,400 kg (3,086 lbs) with the batteries and electric motors included in the mix.

7 responses to “Future Toyota Supra to Use BMW Engine”

  1. Dana Olson says:

    No ……………. Who would want German engineering when you could have Japanese? The Toyota dealership repair network will now have an engine that needs regular repairs. I guess it is a profit thing. “German-made cars are not as reliable as many believe, according to new research. Warranty Direct has studied its claims data to compile a list of the manufacturers with the most reliable engines – and Audi, BMW and Volkswagen all finished in the bottom 10 out of a total 36 makers.

    In fact, the only firm whose cars had a worse engine failure rate than Audi was MG Rover. MINI wasn’t much better, finishing third from bottom, while its parent company BMW came seventh from bottom. And, despite its reputation for rock-solid reliability, Volkswagen came ninth from bottom.”

    • Seven23 says:

      Could Toyota and Bmw, built a rival for GT-R together ?

      • Michelle Percy says:

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  2. Seven23 says:

    Bmw an Toyota could built a rival for GT-R of Nissan together ?

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