Rumors are swirling about a four-cylinder 2020 Toyota Supra
The 2020 Toyota Supra was unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show packing a BMW-sourced 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six with 335 horsepower, but that may not be the only engine option on the redesigned Supra.
The California Air Resources Board has apparently certified a four-cylinder version of the all-new Supra. Automobile was the publication that picked up on the certification. A four-cylinder Supra with 194 horsepower or 255 horsepower will already be offered in Japan, but only rumors were available as to the four-cylinder situation in North America.
Priced at $64,990 in Canada and $49,990 in the US, the 2020 Toyota Supra has room for a more affordable version which would probably take about $10,000 on the six-cylinder Supra’s price. We’re thinking the four-cylinder coming here will be the one with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. We can’t imagine Toyota offering a sub 200-horsepower Supra here in North America.
That option will likely be kept for the Toyota 86 with the four-cylinder Supra acting as the perfect bridge with the more powerful six-cylinder Toyota Supra. A lighter four-banger will surely provide a more balanced car with more nimble handling and less understeer. Granted we haven’t driven the 2020 Supra yet, but a lighter engine is usually a good thing for handling.