Rumor: Lexus Vehicles to Get Twin-Turbo V6 Engine Option?

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I think there was already general agreement that the base engine for the 5LS would have to be a forced-induction V6, so this is just a little more fuel for that idea. And sharing with the Supra means all the inevitable tuning that goes on with the Supra will largely apply to the LS.
 

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Please no further turbo engine. We in Europe use mostly the hybridversions and this is really a disadvantage to have a turbo engine
 

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Please no further turbo engine. We in Europe use mostly the hybridversions and this is really a disadvantage to have a turbo engine
I'm also not intrested in turbos. Instead toyota shud be taking their hybrid tech to another level
 

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I wonder why the don't go the variable drive supercharger route. I will keep just about all the characteristics of a normally aspirated large capacity engine, from a much smaller engine.
 

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In theory, hybrid power to tackle the bottom end and a turbo at the top end could equate to monstrous power and an insane delivery, but that seems like a massive jump from where Toyota is at now.

We can hope.
 

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If the new Toyota 'Supra' was a Porsche Cayman rival ( that is compact-'lightweight'-no-frills-2-seat-fun-sportscar) a supercharged 2GR V6 would be all I want, no turbos.

If I want a heavy-duty-work-horse-expedition-capabable car like Land Cruiser or Hilux, then yes I want turbo, but diesel.

As for all-round-jack-of-all-trades daily car, for me ICE is (almost) dead and just a bad short term solution until EV is 100% viable. HEV and PHEV are better, especially with a higher displacement NA gazoline ICE, so for me turbo engine have no more place in most cars especially now in this shift from ICE to FCV/EV.
 

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it's something like taste
but if they wanna put Turbo , i prefer Turbo Hybrids
as Gecko said
the Electric power with the Absolute High starting Torque and the Turbos in the more RPM

i am astonished why they still didn't use the Capacitors even it works amazing at the Endurance Championship
 

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I thought the rumor was the new Supra was going to use an I6 engine? Too many rumors out there, let's see what the actual car brings.
 

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Kinda like the rumor that Mercedes is working on I6's...
 

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I always heard that I6s were inefficient compared to V6s, and that they were difficult to package due to their length, but I wonder if modern tech couldnt make a whole new case for I6s. BMW does ok with them, but it seems they hit a wall without F/I.
 

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That is not a rumor. It is true and is a cost saving measure.
New I6's coming per AMG CEO (but not officially confirmed by Mercedes), it's more than cost-saving measure. Many engineering efficiencies to be gained including ultimate smoothness/refinement, lower weight, less mechanical complexity (no need for balance shafts and other band aids for smoothness), offset by packaging challenges due to extra engine length.
 
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