Much has been written about how the Supra is nothing more than a Z4 with a metal roof. These people will ridicule the idea of a deep BMW-Tyota tie-up if a new report is to be believed. Spider 7 Claims that the GRMN Supra will come out next year with a BMW engine, which will be the third.
After B48 and B58, Gazu Racing Masters of Nürburgring (Yes, GRMN means) The variant will be upgraded to S58. Not a version of Inline-Six, one installed on competing models. In fact, the heated Supra is said to get the dial of the M4 competition out of the current 503-horsepower punch. Spyder7 complains that the twin-turbo 3.0-liter unit will only be massaged to unlock 530 hp.
No word on torque, but we will remind you that the competition models offer a significant 479 pound-feet (650 Newton-meters). It seems reasonable to increase the output of the S58 The M4 CSL coming in May will have a powerful engine. However, it is unclear whether BMW will allow Toyota to use a more powerful configuration.
GRMN Supra can have standard RWD and optional AWD
Although we mentioned that the competition models are exclusively an xDrive affair, the report estimates that Toyota will sell GRMN Supra with rear-wheel drive. An optional AWD setup will apparently be offered. As you may have heard, the M4 CSL is thought to be able to send power only to the rear wheels. However, an M3 with xDrive is planned for CS 2023 and will probably have a power advantage over the competition.
If the report is correct, Toyota will unveil the GRMN Supra early next year and sell the car in limited numbers. Meanwhile, the Japanese sports car is clearly a few weeks away from getting a manual gearbox. From what we have heard, it will be exclusive to the six-cylinder model and should be announced at the end of the month.