By Staff Reporter
About a year ago, at the global launch of the fifth-generation Toyota Supra, Toyota announced it will introduce 2.0 litre engine variants for the Supra. Like the range topping six-pot engine found in the A90, the 2.0 litre engine will be sourced from BMW.
Destined for the European market is a turbocharged four-cylinder B48 unit found in cars like the G29 BMW Z4 sDrive 30i and G20 BMW 330i. This 2.0 litre variant, known as the SZ-R model, produces 190 kW and 400 Nm. All that power is sent to the rear-wheels whilst gears are changed via an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission propelling the popular Japanese sports car from 0-100 km/h at a claimed 5.2 seconds. Fuel consumption is rated at a claimed 6.3 l/100 km.
Thanks to a smaller-sized engine, Toyota was able to shave off 100 kg. The 2.0 litre A90 has a kerb weight of 1,395 kg which helps Toyota attain a 50:50 weight distribution. The 4-cylinder Supra has a wheelbase of 2,470 mm, front and rear track widths are 1,594 mm and 1,589 mm respectively. The suspension setup remains a MacPherson strut in front and a five-link setup at the rear, with electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering.
The 2.0 litre Supra will be sold in Europe and it will go on sale during March 2020. Toyota South Africa said it has “no plans” to introduce the four-pot Supra locally.
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