2023 Toyota Supra – In car design, the term “power curvature” originally referred to the swollen bonnet area needed to create ground clearance for an engine component or a larger, more powerful engine. Now the term could only mean a cosmetic boom to make the car look as if it is strong. The 2023 Toyota Supra has a slight cosmetic curvature. The author of a report by the Japanese magazine Best Car using Motor1 says that in 2023, the Supra hood could get the kind of power curve that its customers would love. This year is obviously when the BMW M Division will send the Toyota 200 3.0-liter twin-turbo S58 engine unit to the special edition Supra. Even weirder about it all is that the way Best Car has written its report (using Google Translate, of course): Information about the engine export program came from Supra’s chief engineer Tetsuya Tada.
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The S58 is currently being distributed throughout the compact M, with M3 and M4 appearing next to the debut X3 M and X4 M. If we go back exactly one year ago, last July Autocar spoke to M division boss Markus Flas about the possibility of an M3-powered Supra. Flaise stressed the small possibility of such a possibility, calling the hypothetical “an interesting idea, if unlikely at the moment. That would be a lot we would give away, one could say.” Emphasizing the meager opportunity, he added that his M team might not be happy to share his latest work before asking, “Why would we sell it before we had the opportunity to use it ourselves wherever we plan?” However, he did not rule it out, tempering all his previous doubts with, “But I would never say never.”
The M Division has only sold its engines to a third party once, when the S70 V12 traveled from Munich to Woking, England, to serve the McLaren F1.
However, by 2023, the S58 will be installed in all the locations M has planned, at least in all the locations we know so far. According to the magazine, the execs at M resisted, but then persuaded the Germans to resign. It is also possible that more powerful versions of the S58 will have appeared by 2023, so the Supra could get the “normal old” inline-six. At present, this means either 473 horsepower and 442 pounds of torque, or 503 horsepower and 442 lb-feet of power when pulled under the guise of competition. Either could make a healthy upgrade over the 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of the current Supra, the figures produced by the BMW B58 3.0-liter turbocharger straight-six that was the basis of the S58. The roaring gap in three years will not be so great, Then last year the autoblog tells: “The promise of a sports car is to offer more performance with each additional version. And we can pretty much expect additional versions every year.”
Another odd bit in the Best Car piece is that Toyota will apparently attach the S58 to the seven-speed M-DCT transmission. The current M2 race uses this gearbox, which is the last compact M line to switch to the new mode. The new M cars, which move to the S58, such as the X3 M, X4 M, and come in the M3 and M4, use an eight-speed M Sport Steptronic torque converter as standard. If any of the Best Car news is true, it’s possible that sticking Toyota with a hand-me-down transmission helped Tada persuade M to open the store. The next M3 and M4 will include the option of manual transmission in less-powered finishes, but it’s best to forget about the Supra sticker, albeit to avoid disappointment.
A production limit of 200 units potentially 503 hp Supra could also have benefited in this case to emphasize once again if any of this is true. The special edition is in line with the Best Car jaw drops trifle, which is the penultimate line in the article: “The Supra GRMN, which will appear at least in 2023, will be the latest edition of the current Supra.” Then last year, the Australian automotive industry was told that the necessary compromises would not lead to the development of the Hybrid Hybrid, which would push the Supra out of Toyota’s global strategy to develop an electrified version of each model by 2025. The M-ified high-dollar Supra would provide a bang, not a whine, before the coupe goes out.
Best Car asked for a price of about 12 million yen, just over 112,000 US dollars. This is not an apples to apples market comparison, as the Japanese 3.0-liter Supra starts at the US equivalent of $ 69,399, and our entry-level Supra 3.0-liter starts at $ 50,990. If this unicorn Supra is built and if it comes our way, a curved bonus is expected, because a big MSRP comes with a lot of power.
The limited-edition Toyota Supra with the BMW M Power will arrive in showrooms in 2023, according to a report by the Japanese magazine Best Car, which cites unnamed sources. In a move that further strengthens the sports car program of the Japanese-German joint venture, Toyota is reported to have persuaded BMW to use one of its most popular engines in the limited Supra coupe race.
However, the same engine is not expected to be available for the Toyota Supra twin under the skin of the BMW Z4 Convertible. The special edition is expected to be called the Toyota Supra GRMN (rather than simply the GR as under today’s model), a reference to the ultra-high-end models in the Japanese brand’s performance car range.
The translation of the Best Car report says that the Toyota Supra GRMN will be powered by an updated version of the twin-turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine for the next-generation BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe. The report states that the engine will have a maximum power of around 382kW / 608Nm and will be supported by a high-performance seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
Today’s Toyota Supra is powered by a single turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine (250kW / 500Nm) derived from BMW and tuned to an eight-speed torque converter, automatically transmitting to the rear wheels. Under this cover, the Toyota Supra requires a time of 0 to 100kmh in 4.4 seconds.
Prior to the arrival of the Supra M Power engine, an updated version of Toyota’s current single-turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine at the end of this year is designed with 285kW but the same 500Nm of power.
By comparison, the recently replaced BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe’s maximum power from a pair of twin turbo 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engines is 331kW and 550Nm. In this cover, the required time from 0 to 100 kmh for the BMW M3 and M4 is 4.0 seconds. The Best Car report states that only 200 examples of the Toyota Supra GRMN will be produced in 2023 as a model exclamation mark before it ceases production in 2025 and will not be replaced.
“It was decided that the Supra GRMN, which will be introduced in 2023 in a limited number of 200, will be equipped with an inline six-cylinder 3.0-liter turbo to be fitted to the (upcoming BMW) M3 / M4,” the best car report said.
“The performance of the next (BMW) M4 has been further improved, with the Supra GRMN’s maximum power of 520ps and maximum torque of 62kgm (382kW / 608Nm),” the report continued, adding that it would be matched to a high-performance seven-seater dual-clutch car.
Best Car also claims that BMW “has no plans to install this M unit on the BMW Z4, which was developed in parallel”. “The BMW side seems to be aiming to use this performance with the new M3 / M4 with closed body instead of the open Z4,” the Best Car report said. “There is also information that (the) Supra will complete the life of its model in 2025 and that there will be no next model.”
The report ended with speculation Toyota Supra GRMN “will appear at least in 2023”, will be “the latest edition of the current Supra” and could cost “12 million yen” ($ AU 162,000). Unfounded or not, these rumors have started to heat up again, and almost all point to a limited edition Supra called the GRMN (Gazoo Racing Masters of the Nürburgring), which will also signal the model’s swan song.
Take it all with a pinch of salt, but all the details are pretty reliable, although it all depends on how BMW can be sure to lend its all-time most powerful straight six engine to this project. As you all know, the fifth generation Toyota Supra is the technical twin for the latest BMW Z4 G29, although it has an exclusive Toyota body and coupe design, rather than being ridden like the German brothers.
Both the Z4 and the Supra are built on the same Magna Steyr Production Lines in Austria and have identical power plants, suspension, infotainment systems; you call it. In fact, the current Z4, which does not currently have an M version, was the main proof that the Supra with the BMW M3 / M4 engine will not happen, but it will obviously change in the next few years.
According to the latest rumors, the straight-six version of the BMW S58 from the nosey M3 and M4 will find its way in both the Z4 and Toyota Supra special editions. In essence, the high-performance version of the twin-turbocharged B58 engine already available in Supra 3.0, the S58’s straight six mills currently only run on the BMW X3 M and X4 M, as well as the recently unveiled M3 and M4, where it produced 480 PS (473 bhp) in standard versions and 510 PS (503 hp) and 659 Nm (479 lb-ft) torque in race models.
Apparently the BMW M driver honcho was convinced to put a twin-turbo mill in both the Z4 G29 M version and the Supra GRMN, which none other than Toyota Tetsuya Tada, also known as Mr. 86. The only way any model business case would be convincing is if they would not be treated like traditional halo models, but limited production versions, which may require much more money for their exclusivity than always for their performance.
Neither the current Z4 nor the Supra is a huge seller, so the super expensive, limited edition version of any model should just make them more desirable to both collectors and performance pursuers. Although the Z4 M will be unveiled first, the Supra GRMN will be launched to the end, which is probably the last generation of the Supra to be powered by an internal combustion engine. Think of it as a 500+ horsepower swan track with a starting price approaching the $ 100,000 threshold.