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05-03-2019 06:40 AM
Mirella Yea I don't read anything that is that controversial in this. The dimensions are so similar that I would be surprised if the two were not riding on the same platform. And when you consider that it makes sense from a cost minimization standpoint, it seems near certainty.
03-26-2018 10:21 PM
Dann-0h
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Josef,
While that would indeed be nice, it won’t happen. The options and packages is where the profit comes from (at least speaking from the perspective of a BMW owner). I could get a $27,000 Kia or Toyota with safety features standard (LDW, Driver Assist, Rear Camera, etc), but BMW still lists these things as options on most of its sub-$100,000 vehicles!!

On another note, with regard to BMW engine quality, stated HP and torque:
1. BMW builds some of the best engines in the world, and other manufacturers often lag behind BMW in new engine development so they can tear apart their engines and try to develop duplicates. BMW is famous for understating the HP and torque that their engines generate. Additionally, with the new Supra purportedly weighing ~2850 lbs, it can reach 60 mph in ~3.8 seconds, which is about the speed of the last generation M5 with its twin-Turbo V-8 generating over 560 HP. Back to my point: BMW builds some of the finest production car engines in the world, and they’ve been the absolute leader in the six-cylinder configuration. I owned a Supra (1986.5 model) with 24 valves that HP, and loved it for the 10 yrs I owned it, starting from the first day I bought new from the dealer. While it was over-weight, I thoroughly enjoyed it. But when it comes to power plants (engines, transmissions), the Europeans are years ahead of the Asian car makers.
06-02-2014 03:07 PM
Josef K I'd LOVE to see Toyota sell the Supra with baked in options. I'm not talking about nonsense, but make the only option sunroof or no sunroof, gearbox, cloth or leather and of course colours. They could restrict certain looks to the trim levels. But make it about the car, NOT about the options and standard features like 1400 airbags, ball massager and cupholders of course



06-02-2014 12:19 PM
vh_supra26
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Interesting, I always though the SC was in that class of higher luxury, more along the lines of a cruiser, I guess maybe not.
I think the first gen SC300/400 was more of a S-Class coupe/CL fighter.

But the second gen SC430 was aimed more at the Mercedes SL, BMW 6-Series, and Cadillac XLR.
06-02-2014 12:16 PM
vh_supra26
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But the $50k-$60k price is just the starting price. Most people aren't going to get a bare bones Supra, so by the time you've added things and such, the price is going to get up quite a bit higher than that. What are we looking at for a top of the line Supra?
If a base model starts at $50k maybe it will top out at $60k?

And if the high performance model starts at $60k than maybe a $70k price tage after all the goodies are added on?
05-30-2014 04:21 PM
MKV
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I don't think it will have much to do with being a "new SC". The LF-LC is reported to be built on the LS platform. It is a luxury cope. It looks like it will compete with cars like the Mercedes CL (S-Class coupe) and rumored BMW 8-Series.

On the other hand the BMW/Toyota midsize roadster could be a be a new SC or SC replacement.



Interesting, I always though the SC was in that class of higher luxury, more along the lines of a cruiser, I guess maybe not.
05-28-2014 01:54 PM
Mr.Big But the $50k-$60k price is just the starting price. Most people aren't going to get a bare bones Supra, so by the time you've added things and such, the price is going to get up quite a bit higher than that. What are we looking at for a top of the line Supra?



05-18-2014 09:57 AM
supralover The RC-F should be a real performer
04-09-2014 12:31 PM
vh_supra26
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Interesting. Do you think the Lexus LF-LC concept will have any of it's design cue's or anything of it on the next SC?
Seems like the LF-LC was in a way the SC Concept.
I don't think it will have much to do with being a "new SC". The LF-LC is reported to be built on the LS platform. It is a luxury cope. It looks like it will compete with cars like the Mercedes CL (S-Class coupe) and rumored BMW 8-Series.

On the other hand the BMW/Toyota midsize roadster could be a be a new SC or SC replacement.



04-09-2014 10:25 AM
MKV Interesting. Do you think the Lexus LF-LC concept will have any of it's design cue's or anything of it on the next SC?
Seems like the LF-LC was in a way the SC Concept.
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