The Toyota explained the reasons for using the engine from BMW on the new Supra coupeDecember 20, 2018
Toyota surprised everyone when it announced its intention to develop a new generation Supra in conjunction with BMW, as well as to use the Bavarian six-cylinder inline engine of 3.0 liters. However, now the company explained why this happened.
Toyota’s decision to unite with BMW in a project to develop a new Supra and Z4 caused a lot of confusion among fans of the company and the model. However, the company explained why exactly this happened, and also said that the character and design of the coupe will be completely different, and in no way intersects with the BMW Z4 roadster.
So, both cars use a single platform, as well as the same engine, represented by a three-liter inline six-cylinder engine, familiar from the models of the Z4 M40i, as well as in the new M340i. Toyota decided not to develop its own six, due to economic unprofitability, given the small sales volumes.
The company notes that the engine was completely reconfigured by Toyota engineers, as well as other elements, including the transmission, suspension, and steering. All this will provide the model’s own character. On the row “six” the choice fell because of a survey of fans of the model who wished this type of motor.
It is also worth answering that in the future, for cars, the division of Gazoo Racing will use engines developed by the division of Toyota. Moreover, the power units will be developed from scratch.