Many Supra fans have been waiting for a version that has the very best of BMW’s genes, and now that appears to be on the horizon.
With its outlandish styling and surprisingly strong performance, Toyota’s reincarnated (albeit BMW-built) Supra has in many ways proven to be a worthy successor to its iconic ancestors.
Still, many fans have been waiting for a version that has the very best of BMW’s genes – an M powered equivalent of course – and it looks like that might just be in the pipeline.
According to Best Car, Toyota is planning to introduce a GRMN version of the Supra featuring the heart of the new BMW M3 and M4. The Japanese website also quoted Supra engineering chief Tetsuya Tada as saying that the company had to fight hard to get this engine as BMW’s M Division had initially been reluctant.
However, those hoping to get their hands on the Supra GRMN have a bit of a wait on their hands, with GR Toyota only planning to launch it in 2023, Best Car says, and they’ll have to act fast to secure one as only 200 examples are set to be produced.
So how much power are we looking at?
BMW recently revealed the technical details of its new-generation M3 and M4 ahead of their debut which is planned for September, and BMW is quoting outputs of 375kW and 650Nm in the Competition models, while the ‘regulars’ will make do with 353kW.
It’s not yet clear how the Supra GRMN’s version of this turbocharged straight six will be tuned, but either way it will offer a significant improvement over the current car’s 250kW (soon to be 285kW).
As with the M4 Competition, the Supra’s engine will be paired with BMW’s 8-speed M Steptronic transmission.