Unique technical details about 2020 Toyota Supra with photos and explanations
Why Toyota Supra is a BMW in a Japanese body? To the bottom of things, crawling under Supra
We’ve all seen the appearance of the Toyota Supra 2020. Some may like it, but someone seems boring, but actually it doesn’t matter. But what really has the weighty word of voices, as is the technical equipment of the new coupe. But how to see all that is hidden, if the automaker has not yet provided anyone access to its novelty? Right, see everything yourself, unashamedly and without straining, right on the auto show where the new model was first presented in Detroit. At least so did the American journalist from the website Jalopnik, his observations and photographs submitted in our spyware review, new Toyota Supra fifth generation.
Turns out sometimes to see all that is hidden, you have to crawl under the car. Well at least the car in this case is clean and fresh, nice to look! And, as it turned out, the Toyota Supra is very similar to the BMW Z4 and 3-Series, but all in good time.
Before we move on to components of the underbody, let’s quickly take a look at the engine Bay of the Supra:
There are some of the main visible components that tell us how similar the engine Bay on the Supra hood space M40i BMW Z4, a car which the Japanese model shares the platform and drivetrain. Probably, in this respect, it is not surprising that both versions look basically identical — well, apart from the engine cover and the lack of braces between the supports of the rack and the front radiator support Supra (at BMW they are). Almost all the same components located in the same places:
“Looking closely at some of the parts of the engine of the Supra, I even noticed a bunch of logos of BMW, such as this on the throttle body”:
“And this on a BorgWarner turbocharger, which is mounted on the right side of the engine”:
“Here is another of the Bavarian brand, on the block of the electronic system of exchange rate stability, together with the label “BMW”, located on what seems like a tube air conditioning system”:
According to an American journalist. Which with the camera and the phone wiped the whole floor under the “Supra”, similar to the logos of BMW also is outside of the engine compartment. To him we will return, but in the beginning one thing is clear: Toyota is not even going to hide your base from BMW. “In fact, most of the engine compartment of the Supra reminded me of the new 3-Series G20 that I recently had the opportunity to look up close, and which separates the clustered architecture of the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 CLAR,” stresses the journalist.
Note the General shape of the upper part of the engine compartment (this “partitioned” style under bonnet, BMW has been using for many years). Also look for one feature: expansion tank “ohlajdauche” and an electronic stability system are in the same location as on the Supra. Or rather, no, not on a Supra under the hood as well as all BMW:
“And actually, looking under the “skirt” of the new Supra, I noticed a number of other similarities with the new 3-Series, such as these black plastic aerodynamic guides attached to the lower control arms of the five-link rear suspension.
Guide aerositi rear suspension Toyota Supra
Aerodynamic rails appear more or less similar to what we see on the new 3-Series themselves of the lower control arms look to some extent identical with the Bavarian variant:
Rear suspension and aerodynamic guides 2019 BMW 3-Series
“And actually, the new five-link suspension BMW 3-Series is marked by a sticker in the same place as the Supra. Moreover, the sticker with the same sequence number – “6886448”, although BMW this number should be “04” and on the Supra – “05”, I guess that’s all the difference”.
Rear suspension and aerodynamic guides 2019 BMW 3-Series
Go to the back of the Supra. Look at the rear differential, which, according to the Manager of product planning Toyota, Ben Haushalter, received dopolnitelny massive damper attached to the subframe just behind him. “I’m not really sure why it’s used, but I guess he’s here to prevent any unwanted vibration in the subframe”, guess English speaking browser:
Rear differential and subframe Toyota Supra
This thing is a vanilla color on top of the foam NVH, and a little tray for the battery. Below you will notice a sticker on the frame—its location and General shape is very similar to the new BMW 3-Series, which is shown below:
Rear differential and subframe 2019 BMW 3-Series
You can also notice that both cars have a wire that is stretched down and connected with the lower part of the cover of the rear differential with the element of design that looks similar to the temperature sensor. On the other end of the 3-Series and the Supra you will see the same connector on the bracket located to the right of the differential.
Front suspension strut Toyota Supra with dual hinge front
Front suspension Supra is design is similar to the one that is on the BMW 3-Series. It in type double joint, strut. Looking at the knuckle, you will see one connection with a rack on top (this is better seen in the photo below) and two connections of the two levers at the bottom. This design gives the so-called virtual steering axis, as on the BMW “Troika”.
Note the sticker on the BMW lever, which extends to the front of the car. The same marking BMW on the other, side lever:
Near front suspension strut Toyota Supra with two hinges (rear view)
Here is a view of the rack, also in the frame is visible stabilizer bar and what seems is sensor wear indicator brake pads and height clearance (at Supra is an adaptive suspension called “Adaptive Variable Suspension”).
Near front suspension strut Toyota Supra with two hinges (bottom view and back)
For comparison, here suspension BMW 3-Series 2019, which we saw at the Paris motor show. This is a picture from the front driver’s side:
2019 BMW 3-Series. Visible double-joint spring strut front suspension (front view)
The rear driver’s side:
2019 BMW 3-Series. A view of the lever of a front suspension (rear view)
Picture showing the front:
2019 BMW 3-Series. Levers and strut front suspension
“Thus, sums up the progress up autoassist, the engine compartment is basically the same as Z4, and the suspension is probably too. I only had pictures of the suspension of the new “Third” Series, but they showed quite a lot in common between the Bavarian sedan and the new Supra”.
We knew that the Supra shares the platform and drivetrain with the BMW, but the main caveat, as it turned out, lies in the fact that, looking at the Supra, it’s pretty obvious that it’s largely a BMW when it comes to basic equipment. That is to say, iron. According to Haushalter that Toyota has really done is changed the settings of such things as steering and suspension damping.
There you have it. On the one hand they lost some personality, but despite the similarity of construction, it is designed in such a way that it can be a good idea to set. So to say to test drive that Supra will be managed identically to the “Troika” is unlikely.
But enough of comparisons with BMW. Let’s look at some other things that were seen under Toyota Supra 2020. For example, the bottom is flat, almost completely closed aerodynamic protection:
Here is a view on the bottom further under the car; it is quite flat, with the exception of the tunnel for the giant exhaust pipe.
A large part of the transmission of “seasoned” to the heat shield under the exhaust:
Here is the muffler:
This is the active exhaust valves. Bottom view:
Now we move to the front of the Supra, which was made a few photos through the bars:
Look at the left grille, which hides remarkable elements of cooling:
Among them, the channel air cooling brake:
Here it is on the inside of the fender liner and vents for heat exchanger:
Here such interesting things. If these photos were not enough to satisfy your deep interest about mechanical detail Supra, here are a number naselennyh hardware snapshots on the latest version of the sports coupe Toyota: