2026 marks the end of the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4

2024 BMW Z4

(June 8, 2024) Hemmings.com reports that 2026 may be the last year for the Toyota Supra. The Supra shares its platform with the BMW Z4, which is ending production, and the Supra is essentially a fixed-roof version of the Z4 in Toyota guise, sharing a BMW-sourced engine and transmission.

According to Automotive News, the Magna Steyr vehicle manufacturing plant will cease production of the Supra and Z4 sports cars in 2026. The last BMW Z4 is expected to leave production lines in March of 2026, and the last Supra will likely follow closely in those tire tracks.

A little back history: Magna Steyr is an automotive manufacturer based in Graz, Austria. It’s the world’s largest builder of cars and trucks that other manufacturers utilize to keep up with demand. According to the company’s press release, Magna Steyr has the capacity to build 200,000 vehicles per year and has built four million vehicles for 11 different companies in the past 120 years, including the Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 beginning in 2018.

2024 Toyota GR Supra

The first four generations of the Toyota Supra were produced from 1978 to 2002, before its revival in early-2019. Since the nameplate’s relaunch, Toyota has only sold a total of 24,022 Supras in the United States.

The Supra is one of the last modern sports cars to be offered with a manual transmission, and for the sendoff of the Z4, BMW gave the two-seater roadster a manual transmission option. BMW reportedly does not have any public plans for a replacement, but will Toyota offer a successor to the revived Supra? It’s complicated, and so far, unlikely.

Former Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda was responsible for leading the charge on most of Toyota’s recent sports car models. With Toyoda no longer in the picture, it’s possible that the automaker may not prioritize the production of low-volume sports cars such as the Supra. Plus, without the help from its partnership with BMW, Toyota would be responsible for creating an entirely new chassis and engine, an expense that likely isn’t feasible considering Supra sales dropping by 50 percent this year.