The idea of a four-cylinder Toyota Supra is a little bizarre and on the face of it, the car could be viewed as nothing more than a cheap version of the Japanese sports car for people that can’t afford the 3.0-liter six-cylinder model.
However, is this actually the case or can a valid argument be made for buying the four-cylinder over the six-cylinder? Autogefühl has the answer.
The presenter had the opportunity to check out the base Supra both on a circuit and on public roads and appeared quite impressed with the sports car. BMW’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powering the sports car produces 255 hp at 5,000 – 6,000 rpm and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque from 1,550 to 4,000 rpm.
Those are decent figures, especially when you consider that the Toyota 86 is a fun sports car and makes do with just 197 hp.
Handling wise, Autogefühl says the 2.0-liter Supra feels more neutral than the six-cylinder thanks to less weight over the front axle and less power being sent through the rear wheels. It looks very fun to drive and could be the perfect option for those that don’t need the added power of the 3.0-liter turbo model and the tail-happy nature that comes with it.
In terms of acceleration, the 2.0-liter Supra is quite quick, reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) in a respectable 5.2 seconds. As you’d imagine, it is more fuel-efficient than the six-cylinder with average fuel consumption sitting as low as 5.9 liters/100 km (39.9 U.S. mpg).