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2019 BMW Z4 Enters Production in Q4, Toyota Supra Reportedly With It

Automotive member manufacturer Magna Steyr announced Tuesday in a press recover that it will start prolongation of a new Z4 for BMW during a “end of 2018” in a Graz, Austria plant, that initial built a BMW automobile in 2003. This news tails acknowledgment that a Z4 will launch in Mar of 2019.

This raises questions about a Z4’s platform-mate, a new Toyota Supra, that BMW and Toyota grown together to revoke costs, only as Toyota did with Subaru for a 86/BRZ. A news by Automotive News Europe dating from Mar supposed that a Z4 would be built by Magna Steyr, as reliable above, lending faith to a publication’s explain that a Toyota Supra would also be assembled in a same plant.

The Drive reached out to Magna Steyr, though a orator declined to make a statement.

Beyond prolongation plans, some-more information about a Z4 and Supra is gradually trickling out, some official, some rumored. With a Mar of 2019 rollout plan, BMW reliable a initial of a Z4’s variants: The M Performance-tier M40i. Some bond a famous specifications of another M Performance package automobile with a same powertrain suffix—the M240i—to a Z4 (and by extension, a Supra). Citing these similarities, some assume a Z4 M40i will make M240i energy total of 335 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque.

These numbers align with those rumored for a Toyota Supra, as presented by a SupraMkV forum user that cites an insider as their source of information, also including an supposed starting cost for a new Supra: $63,500. Evidence to a discordant exists in a form of BMW’s matter that a Z4 M40i is to use a new inline-six, presumably not that used by a M240i. While this does not obviate a Z4 (and Supra) from creation this energy figure, it does expel doubt on conjecture of a Z4 M40i and Supra’s supposed energy outputs.

We’ll have to wait for central numbers to trickle from BMW or Toyota to know more.

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