The Supra is going to start at $33,000 and reach to $55,000. If you look at every sports sedan, hot hatch, and top engined midsize sedan you will notice that every automaker is filling this price point with something sporty. Basically, the Supra is a 2-seater Toyota 2-Series and you should be happy!
The Z4 will start from $45,000 to $69,000 for the Z4 M, barely undercutting the TT and SLC in RWD form but right in the mix when equipped with AWD.
I think that the Supra will be running the same 4-cylinder, straight six, and transmissions as BMW. The hybrid powertrain that Toyota is developing is actually a 48-volt mild hybrid system that will put BMW right in line (nice!) with the Mercedes mild hybrid straight six.
The Toyota Supra (called GR Supra in Japan) will have a 248 hp BMW 4-cyl with an 8AT and 6MT, 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds and a starting price of $33,000. Add $12,000 and you’ll have the next Z4 sDrive30i which will fit between the 2-Series Convertible and 4-Series Convertible in pricing.
BMW will offer a 335 hp I6 in the midtrim Z4 sDrive40i. Toyota may offer the same in the Supra GT at launch and include an 8AT and 6MT like the Z4, 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds (less for the Z4 xDrive40i), and a starting price of $39,000 (and $52,000 for the Z4).
But the real point of all this will be a new 3.0L 48-volt mild hybrid inline-six that will make 370 hp in the Supra TRD and Z4 M50i. That will get the 0-60 mph time down to 4.0 seconds but offer no manual transmission. The Supra TRD will start at $46,000 (and $61,000 for the Z4 M50i).
The Supra will stop there (for the US) but the eventual Z4 M will take that new mild hybrid I6 to 430 hp and get the 0-60 mph time down to 3.6 seconds and start at $69,000. No manual, no dual clutch, but an 8-speed auto.
All of this is just speculation but Im closing in. Gazoo will do some higher version Supra but it will be for Japan only.
It’s all for an engine, just wait and see!