Is a manual transmission in the cards for the new Supra?

Only interested if it comes in manual?


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Since Toyota has ties with Subaru, they should use their STI transmission. It's a damn near bulletproof rod driven tranny that's a joy to use. And it can hold more than enough power.
 

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Didn't they say even before release that they have been testing a manual A90?

Edit: Over a year ago https://drivetribe.com/p/toyota-has...6eWtS-iRqVT-4SP96Q?iid=DLrEyGt6QS-CvxDJ47NjCw
Yes. And since the platform was designed with at least one manual variant at launch (BMW Z4 2.0T manual 197hp for Germany) both companies left themselves a pathway to other manual variants.

According to A70 a long while back there was some manual Supra prototype being tested before the first model year launched but it didn’t get very far along through the process (prior to the first model year launch).

At that point in time the issue was whether or not a manual Supra could be made to work with Toyota’s mandatory Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of technologies. A very high figure to develop a suitable manual that would be compatible was mentioned at that time.

I’d expect an existing BMW 6-speed manual gearbox to be adapted but I’d love for an even beefier design to be introduced.

If the TSS 2.0 compatibility vs the excellent feel that Tetsuya Tada and Akio Toyoda want vs Toyota’s reliability standards are the main challenges right now I hope they stick with it to make this happen. Especially on the 3.0L.
 

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Since Toyota has ties with Subaru, they should use their STI transmission. It's a damn near bulletproof rod driven tranny that's a joy to use. And it can hold more than enough power.
That STI 6-speed manual box is excellent. However it would only work on an AWD front engine vehicle where that engine is relatively short (and probably only four cylinders).

Even the 2nd gen 86/BRZ will most likely continue to use the Toyota TL70 (modified Aisin AZ6) 6-speed box.
 

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At that point in time the issue was whether or not a manual Supra could be made to work with Toyota’s mandatory Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 suite of technologies. A very high figure to develop a suitable manual that would be compatible was mentioned at that time.

I’d expect an existing BMW 6-speed manual gearbox to be adapted but I’d love for an even beefier design to be introduced.

If the TSS 2.0 compatibility vs the excellent feel that Tetsuya Tada and Akio Toyoda want vs Toyota’s reliability standards are the main challenges right now I hope they stick with it to make this happen. Especially on the 3.0L.
TSS 2.0 exists with MT's, but of course they aren't using BMW hardware for any of it, so there would definitely be a development cost associated with it.

Reliability/quality/drivability standards are also things to be considered for sure, but I'd love if Toyota just said screw it and gave us whatever works that is plenty strong. I doubt there would be many complaints.

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That STI 6-speed manual box is excellent. However it would only work on an AWD front engine vehicle where that engine is relatively short (and probably only four cylinders).

Even the 2nd gen 86/BRZ will most likely continue to use the Toyota TL70 (modified Aisin AZ6) 6-speed box.
I expect you're right, though I would expect making a different case and output shaft with the rest of the internals could be done relatively easily. It's not going to happen, but it could be done, haha.

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TSS 2.0 exists with MT's, but of course they aren't using BMW hardware for any of it, so there would definitely be a development cost associated with it.

Reliability/quality/drivability standards are also things to be considered for sure, but I'd love if Toyota just said screw it and gave us whatever works that is plenty strong. I doubt there would be many complaints.

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They have made TSS 2.0 work with the Corolla M/T and 86 M/T, yes. And the GR Yaris and soon the GR Corolla. Seems they can do the same with BMW’s hardware and safety suite.

I’m with you 100% on just using a strong manual transmission even if it’s not a “refined” experience. I’d consider a T56/TR6060 fine honestly if it were in BMW’s parts bin. Their manual that was used by EAG or from the upcoming M3/M4 would be fine.

Mitigating rev-hang in a modern manual car is the largest complaint that people have.
 

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I expect you're right, though I would expect making a different case and output shaft with the rest of the internals could be done relatively easily. It's not going to happen, but it could be done, haha.

Jeff
It could be done, yes ; ) But I agree that isn’t going to happen. If Subaru/STI *did* allow/make a RWD version of that 6-speed though... look out!
 

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I'm not sure if this video has been posted here before but it's the first that I have seen it. Just a taste of the 6-speed manual 2.0L spec that BMW Z4 buyers have available in Europe and what I still hope comes over to the Supra MKV.

Note that in this trim the Z4 2.0L keeps the larger brakes. It's not clear whether or not it gets an LSD of any kind or if has a conventional open differential.

2022 Supra 2.0L 6MT with the 255hp engine...?

 

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I'm not sure if this video has been posted here before but it's the first that I have seen it. Just a taste of the 6-speed manual 2.0L spec that BMW Z4 buyers have available in Europe and what I still hope comes over to the Supra MKV.

Note that in this trim the Z4 2.0L keeps the larger brakes. It's not clear whether or not it gets an LSD of any kind or if has a conventional open differential.

2022 Supra 2.0L 6MT with the 255hp engine...?

Sounds like a dustbuster vacuum cleaner.
No thanks.
 

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Sounds like a dustbuster vacuum cleaner.
No thanks.
^^ Replace the factory stock exhaust system. Problem solved. The exhaust note is getting subdued in many brand new performance vehicles especially within the EU and other countries. It's not limited to the Z4 and Supra.

It's a 6-speed manual Z4 and that's already far more interesting to me than any automatic Z4.
 

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With the Nissan Z coming soon with a manual it would be a huge mistake for Toyota to not dig into the BMW parts bin and throw the ZF 6MT into the Supra.

I don't think we'll be getting any news soon with the new 86 unveiling and all but I remain hopeful!
 

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With the Nissan Z coming soon with a manual it would be a huge mistake for Toyota to not dig into the BMW parts bin and throw the ZF 6MT into the Supra.

I don't think we'll be getting any news soon with the new 86 unveiling and all but I remain hopeful!
We’re now four global model years in so far and still there is no manual option on either the 3.0L or 2.0L. All other Toyota specialty performance/sportscar/sport compact models have manual transmission options. After the A90 generation a manual option is unlikely to be technically possible. And soon the Z 6MT turbo will compete with the A90.

I 100% agree with you.
 

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Toyota was testing a manual trans, this I know for sure. The last tidbit of information I got from a reputable source was that they stopped testing for technical reasons (i.e., NVH, comfort, weight, etc...). I was also told, that a different differential, axles, and rear subframe needed to be put in from the BMW parts bin. What happened, I don’t know. But let’s see what 2022 brings before we completely rule out a manual trans option.
 

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