Chevrolet Camaro Rival: Toyota Supra To Feature Four-Cylinder Turbo Engine8
The Toyota Supra is best known for its sweet-sounding inline-six engine, but the fifth-generation sports car will mix things up with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine option, and it could bolster a Camaro rivalry.
That’s the word from Road and Track, which published transmission documents from German supplier ZF on Tuesday. According to the documents, the turbo-four Supra will make 262 horsepower via a BMW-sourced 2.0-liter engine. The inline-six powered car is expected to make 335 hp from a 3.0-liter turbo engine.
We’ve called the fifth-generation Supra a potential Camaro rival for some time, but even the base Camaro turbo could outmuscle the four-cylinder Supra. When equipped with the 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder, the Camaro makes 275 hp. Add in the 2019 Camaro Turbo’s forthcoming 1LE package, and Chevy’s pony car could put up a legitimate challenge.
With a top power output of 335 hp, the Camaro SS will also likely handily dispatch the Supra in a straight line. How both cars perform in the corners remains to be seen, though.
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The Supra is only 3300 Ibs. It’ll be close.
BMW chassis and engine. This will be a great car.
BMW always underpeciates their numbers. Example: 3 series 2.0l 4 turbo shows 245hp while being faster than 2.0l 4 turbo 272hp Cadillac ATS. So outmuscling by numbers on paper, yes. However, real life numbers are completely opposite.
The 3.0T is even more under-rated: 335 hp, about the same as GM’s LGX 3.6 V6.
M240i 0-60: 4.3
ATS 0-60: 5.4
Both the M240i 3.0T and ATS 3.6 Coupe, similarly configured, are about $50K.
Of course the 3.0T has nearly 100 lb-ft more torque than the 3.6, but as a GM executive explained to me at their tech center, “our 3.6 puts down MORE HP and that’s without a turbo! IT PUTS DOWN MORE HP!” He actually raised his voice at me when I laughed at his claim.
And GM’s overpaid managers wonder why the ATS was outsold? Maybe, don’t offer less for more? Include MRC with AWD and drop in the 3.0TT for the ultimate $50K package.
The inline six will be the Nuts! BMW sixxers are its bread and butter.
BMW,Audi,MERCEDES engines are know for burning oil
That is why Audi had a massive law suit against them a few years ago and it Continues today.Volkswagen another junk vehicle with its Emissions issues and legal
issues is another prime example of JUNK CARS!
I own both bmw (motorcycle) and a camaro, no issues with either! But what happened to the days when automakers built their OWN stuff ?????
My first car was a toyota with a 20R engine that sucker ran and ran and ran you just couldn’t kill it!
I just can’t believe toyota is outsourcing engines/ transmissions!
Costs. I used to have a Celica with the 20R. Great engine.