Toyota knew from the beginning that the new Supra, like its predecessors, needed an in-line Six engine. Since Toyota currently does not build Inline Six, he had to go somewhere else. "It was not about cutting costs," Tada said. "The Supra had to have an inline six, and BMW had a good inline six." Tada explained that Toyota's own six-inline six-engine would need "another factory" and asked, "How realistic would be that? "
Toyota I have not seen enough future potential for an inline six in other vehicles." Apart from the Supra, there are currently not too many cars where an inline six would be better than the engines we've already built . "he said." In the past, many automakers just had sixes. You should know exactly why. It is a very difficult engine that needs to be packed. You lose space for driver and passenger. "Too difficult to pack.