All-new sports car to launch with a turbocharged straight six, with four-cylinder power and numerous tunes to come.

The all-new Toyota Supra will be globally unveiled in early 2019, launching initially with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, but the brand has confirmed there could be more on the cards.

Speaking to media at the media drive of the all-new Toyota Supra, assistant chief engineer, Masayuki Kai, told us that they're currently investigating the future of Supra's powertrain offerings.

"Yeah of course. We are still studying bigger engines and different transmissions. Everything is still being studied. I don't think a V8 or something will be fitted because the weight distribution will be destroyed. But more power with inline six should be possible," said Kai.

"For future development, we are now planning and we are discussing this with BMW. What our wishes are and... for facelift and future versions, extra versions, they are also providing us what could be the next update on transmission, engine and so on. It's not finished."

REVIEW: 2019 TOYOTA SUPRA DRIVEN

When asked whether BMW had any involvement in the development of Supra, or vice versa, the team was adamant engineers parted ways when the teams agreed on packaging.

"From the beginning we were always discussing [dimensions and packaging] together and aligning together. But, from that point on we completely separated and we did not have any exchanges any longer," he added.

It's a positive sign for the future of Supra, given the wide breadth of engines and technologies available from the BMW camp.

Earlier this year Road & Track uncovered documentation confirming both the Supra and its BMW Z4 twin will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine as well as a turbocharged inline six, later confirmed by the Supra's chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada.

BMW revealed the four-cylinder versions of the Z4 this week, badged 20i and 30i, joining the M40i variant unveiled in August.

Is there a dream engine you'd like to see in the Supra? And, how much power is too much?

REVIEW: 2019 TOYOTA SUPRA DRIVEN


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