Engine and transmission
Since 1079 when the Supra nameplate was incepted, an inline six-cylinder has always powered the sports coupe. The new model will not have this changed, but there is still a controversial caveat going on: BMW supplies the engine. The previous Mark IV Supra Turbo is not as good as the new one who makes 50 more pound-feet of torque, and the turbocharged engine produces 15 more horsepower. With that being said, the rest of the cars are stronger.
If you are a manual transmissions fan, this might not make you happy, but the Supra will only be offered with an automatic transmission with eight speeds initially. The Z4 will have the same type, and there are rumors that a three-pedal setup will be introduced as well.
The only car available with a six-speed manual is the Performance Package Level II Mustang. The Chevrolet Corvette is also available with a seven-speed stick shift, but if you opt for the automatic, you get an extra gear. The aging Nismo 370Z from Nissan also gives you the opportunity to choose between an automatic or a manual. The automatic one gives you seven speeds while the manual only provides six.
The numbers of Supra’s performance are solid, but it is also considered one of the slower cars in this comparison, according to official automaker estimates. The BMW Z4 has a similar weight and offers extra power and torque beating Supra by 60 miles or 0.2 seconds per hour. The Chevrolet Corvette is the quickest car here.
The Fors Mustang is significantly larger due to its somewhat usable backseat, so it is also the heaviest in this group.
Which car do you think will best suit your needs?