Toyota GR Supra 2.0L variant launched in Europe – 258 PS/400 Nm, Fuji Speedway edition limited to 200 units

Toyota GR Supra 2.0L variant launched in Europe – 258 PS/400 Nm, Fuji Speedway edition limited to 200 units

The Toyota GR Supra is headed to the European market with a 2.0 litre engined variant, the Japanese automaker has announced, and production of this smaller capacity version is ‘due to commence shortly’ with global sales to begin in March this year. The European market will receive the higher of the two states of tune for the 2.0 litre turbocharged inline-four engine announced at the car’s global debut exactly a year ago.

This would be the B48 unit producing 258 hp between 5,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm, and 400 Nm of torque between 1,550 rpm and 4,400 rpm; this output variant is known in the Japan market as the SZ-R. In effect, these output figures are identical to those from the G29 BMW Z4 sDrive30i and the G20 BMW 330i which we get here in Malaysia.

Outputs are sent to the rear wheels via a ZF 8HP51 eight-speed automatic transmission, and the 0-100 km/h run is elapsed in 5.2 seconds. Exhaust CO2 emissions are 172 g/km on the WLTP test cycle, with combined fuel consumption rated at 6.3 l/100 km on the NEDC cycle.

Weight reduction is the obvious benefit here on the 2.0 litre car compared to its 3.0 litre inline-six-powered sibling, and Toyota says the smaller-engined version weighs in at 1,395 kg (kerb weight without driver), or 100 kg less than the six-pot. This helps the Supra attain its ideal 50:50 weight distribution, says Toyota.

The 2.0 litre GR Supra features the same ‘golden ratio’ for optimum handling performance, notes Toyota, referring to the ratio of 1.55 between the wheelbase and track width. The 2.0 litre Supra has wheelbase of 2,470 mm, while front and rear track widths are 1,594 mm and 1,589 mm respectively. Suspensions remains a MacPherson strut setup in front and a five-link setup at the rear, with electrically assisted rack-and-pinion steering.

Brakes are 330 mm ventilated discs with floating calipers front and rear as standard, while the Sport pack employs 348 mm front discs with four-pot fixed calipers in front and 345 mm discs at the back. A number of equipment packs can be specified for the European market 2.0 litre Supra. This will be offered in Live specification as a base, featuring 18-inch alloy wheels, a four-speaker audio system with an 8.8-inch display and black Alcantara sports seats as standard.

The included safety suite includes Pre-Crash Safety with Braking Function, Pedestrian and Cyclist detection with Braking Function, Lane Keep Assist [LKA] with Active Steering, Road Sign Assist and an Intelligent Speed Assist. Additional equipment packs include the Connect pack, which features satellite navigation and connectivity to online services, while the Sport pack adds an active rear differential, adaptive suspension and the aforementioned uprated brakes.

The Premium pack rounds up the kit list, and includes a 12-speaker JBL premium sound system, head-up display, wireless smartphone charger, black leather upholstery and power seat adjustment with memory setting. The Premium pack draws from the Connect pack, while adding to the cars storage and lighting features, says Toyota.

The European arrival of the 2.0 litre A90 Supra is commemorated by the Fuji Speedway limited edition model, which comes in a white metallic exterior paint finish and 19-inch matte black alloys with red side mirror housings. Inside, the Fuji Speedway edition gets carbon-fibre dashboard trim inserts with red and black Alcantara upholstery. This version comes with the full complement of equipment from the Connect and Sport packs, and is limited to a run of 200 units in Europe.

The Toyota GR Supra received a warm welcome in Europe, with 1,150 cars sold on the continent by the end of 2019. A 95% majority plumped for the higher specification models, Toyota said.

In Malaysia, the fifth-generation, 3.0 litre Toyota Supra arrived in September with a price tag from RM568,000 in sole GTS specification, which yields 340 PS and 500 Nm of torque. Our man Jonathan Lee has sampled the modern-day Japanese icon here in Malaysia; watch the video below to find out what we think of it.

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Comments

  • toyotafan on Jan 15, 2020 at 11:21 am

    What does 100kg reduction translate into performance in reality in a quarter mile test?

    Answer : approx. 13hp, approx. 20Nm.

    Example.
    Lets say there is a car (any car will do actually). It is a 1.5 litre NA engine, putting out 110hp and 150Nm and has a kerb weight of 1100kg. It does the quarter mile in 17 secs. If the car is loaded with 100kgs extra, how much more hp and Nm must increase to maintain a 17 secs quarter mile?

    Its should be 123hp and 170Nm to compensate for that additional 100kg.

    That is the rule. of course differences would apply on different transmissions and type of wheel drive.

    Any online calculator on drag times with various setup will confirm this formulae.

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    • tokdet94 on Jan 15, 2020 at 12:51 pm

      ok thx

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    • redpilled on Jan 15, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      That’s just part of the picture. A reduction of that kind of mass over the front axle does wonders for steering response n weight distribution. That’s one of the reasons why back in the day, GT500 Supras were running four bangers.

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  • If its a toyota based engined…then it will more reliable

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  • Autobahn on Jan 15, 2020 at 11:44 am

    600k for the 340hp japanese car..suddenly bmw M2 is a bargain….not just the car, the aftersales support, the ocassional invitation for bmw M special event, the cozy waiting room for service, the courtesy car offered should your M car requires extended tlc at workshop and finally the badge. I cant imagine having to q for service with vios in the supra haha

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    • JOACHIM on Jan 15, 2020 at 3:54 pm

      Not only that, when you bring the new Z4 to high class places, all heads would turn and admire your car, the jockeys will rush to accept your car. If you drive in this Supra, all heads would turn and ask what is a cheap brand car doing here, the jockeys won’t bother to accept your car and point you to the general parking lots. This is what brand prestige will get you. No amount of money or performance can do that.

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  • Celup King on Jan 15, 2020 at 12:52 pm

    A 100 year old Japan overlord, so proud of their history but in the end having to rebadge a BMW as their marque car. What happen to their 100 years or engineering history, what happening to their R&D? All tidur? Malu wei! Kemaluan yang paling besar!

    And now? Having to beg EV tech from China Geely. Lagi besar the kemaluan. Not only they cannot innovate, they keep giving outdated junks to us at high prices, the same goes for their minion Perodua having to send all profits back to them just because they are losing sales and profits are dropping. They better just close shop.

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    • Fellow JDM Tuner on Jan 16, 2020 at 10:36 pm

      Toyota has put dirt on itself. The Supra has only two generations, made entirely in Japan, the A70 and A80. But what’s with the new A90? It’s like a brother to the Z4. A true disappointment for almost all JDM enthusiast like myself. The Celica Supra 1st gen and 2nd gen has been with Lotus, but it’s a such shame that the A90 has been equipped with a such I6 from BMW. The JZ engine series is the main reason people starts talking of Supra. The A80 is even used for ultimate performance drag racing. But why the A90 has exist, why? They may have think that a such BMW engine is good to be put on their car, and the Supra line is the victim, the car itself is 8-speed automatic, why it’s automatic while JDM people only focus on a such manual transmission. A90’s can’t drift, while a such cheap car can. Why these stuffs nowadays has been overpriced. The Supra is a 300kph machine, but its brother is has a good performance and multi-functional…we know the old Supra’s have automatic transmission as an option, but why the A90 has the transmission as the only one. It’s a bad reputation Toyota will get. Supra has been discontinued for years just because of its fuel economy, but the such improvement which BMW does the work while Toyota gets its legs on. They only have one job, putting the logo….It’s a such stupid job for a such productive company like Toyota. The car is just overpriced, but it’s just some non JAPANESE DOMESTIC car.

      Sorry, I’m just letting my anger on the automatic transmission….and I’m just a 15 year old dude, trying to learn about cars…and I’m from Malaysia, so don’t mind too much on my grammar.

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  • vivizurianti on Jan 15, 2020 at 5:12 pm

    Soon, we could see more and more “God Cars” with copycat-red0door mirror.

    Such red door mirror will give them “garang look” and extra 100hp, ya.

    When you see them at your rear mirror, please give -way

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  • Old cla45 faster 0 to 100 4.6secs

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