Featured BMW insider: "385 hp Supra model is coming"

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  1. Illsic_Design

    Illsic_Design Well-Known Member

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    Didn't know where else to post this, but figured you would all want to know this.

    Not sure on how soon and if he is speaking on the GRMN model or not. Hopefully he will divulge more info.

    For those of you that don't know who that is, he is a BMW insider on the bimmerpost forums. He knows all the info on upcoming models before most anyone else and constantly updates the BMW world on updates/new models. https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901686&page=100
     
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    If that is true it might be worth waiting for to get the different head on the supra.
     
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    I'm pretty @A70TTR has already stated that a more powerful "380"hp+ B58 was coming to the States.
     
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    I won't be surprised if the current engine is already making 385 HP. We'll know soon when they will start hitting dynos.
     
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    Yeah we already knew a 400PS version was coming, Tada-San told us this months ago. Also the 335hp is enough for the car, it's plenty fast right now. The chassis will happily take the power bump tho.

    Understand that Toyota is playing this in such a way to keep sales going over the next few years. This means power bumps, new colors and trims, maybe a manual even, and of course a proper hot version at some point. I think we all already knew this though, no?
     
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    Two questions. 1. Do you know its coming? 2. This isn't the GRMN Supra correct?
     
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    Tada-San wouldn't tell us that he's got a higher output version in development if it wasn't coming. And as far as I know, no this isn't the GRMN. I haven't heard anything about the GRMN in fact.
     
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    And from what I remember reading in another interview, these incremental power bumps will also be able to be retrofitted to older cars?

    Otherwise I see resale values of these cars plummeting real fast.
     
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    That wasn't what I meant to ask. I forgot to add "when".

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    1. Do you know when its coming?
     
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    Yeah, Tada-San said all upgrades will be backward-compatible with older cars
     
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    Oh, no clue. I'd guess maybe 3-4 years for a mid-cycle refresh, but that's complete speculation on my part.
     
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    I am well aware that everyone has known a more powerful version is coming, but him stating this now and the way he did makes it seem like it may be coming sooner than we expected. Just my interpretation, could be way off base
     
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    The irony when the Supra is backwards compatible and there's a deal with Sony
     
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    I don't think it makes any sense to release a more powerful version 1-2 years after the car's release, and I never got any indication of that being the case talking to Tada-San or Toyota USA. They're gonna play this smart to maximize sales. So they'll release a more powerful version when sales need some sort of catalyst. They may have it all ready to go before the end of 2019, but I still don't think you'll see it til the 2023 MY at least.
     
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    If they do this and make the parts backwards compatible to launch cars, available from the dealers/Toyota directly, and since fitted to the newer cars from factory make it so that it doesn't void any remaining warranty, I think they'll really be on to a winner.
     

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