What engine will you go with Toyota V6 or AMG 4? [poll]

What engine option will you choose for the Emira

  • AMG-sourced four-cylinder making 360 horsepower

    Votes: 66 31.0%
  • Supercharged 416-hp Toyota V-6

    Votes: 147 69.0%

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The Emira will have a choice of two engines: an AMG-sourced four-cylinder making 360 horsepower or the supercharged 416-hp Toyota V-6 currently offered in the Evora. What engine do you plan on going with?

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I'm really undecided at this point. I need to do some more research on the AMG engine to decide. Although, I think I saw somewhere that the only engine option for the first year of production is the supercharged V6, or am I wrong about that?
 

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Scratch that, I'm going with the most powerful engine and that looks to be the supercharged V6. Can we confirm that it is indeed 400hp? I can seem to find that number anywhere on Lotus' site???
 

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Just throwing this out there for the sake of conversation. The 2 litre 4 from AMG makes 415 hp. in the Mercedes A-45, and about 370 lb ft. of torque. Of course you'd be voiding the warranty, but these numbers basically equal (better the torque #) of the V-6. AND it should weigh less. Any thoughts?
 

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Just throwing this out there for the sake of conversation. The 2 litre 4 from AMG makes 415 hp. in the Mercedes A-45, and about 370 lb ft. of torque. Of course you'd be voiding the warranty, but these numbers basically equal (better the torque #) of the V-6. AND it should weigh less. Any thoughts?
Do you want a stick or floppy paddles?
 

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Do you want a stick or floppy paddles?
I'm choosing the V-6 with manual, but just wondered if anyone was thinking about tuning the 4 with the DCT trans. since it would likely be the quicker car short of major work on the V-6 to get more power.
 

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I think there are a lot of tuning paths for the V6 also. Been around a while. I know that living in LA, I could contemplate a DCT trans though.. Parked on the 405 with a race clutch is not much fun... 🤕
 

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Just throwing this out there for the sake of conversation. The 2 litre 4 from AMG makes 415 hp. in the Mercedes A-45, and about 370 lb ft. of torque. Of course you'd be voiding the warranty, but these numbers basically equal (better the torque #) of the V-6. AND it should weigh less. Any thoughts?
I am only interested a manual transmission so it has to be the V6 for me. I think tuners will give options for increasing Performance as they have with the Evora. But 416 BHP in the V6 will be enough for most I think.
 

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Was undecided yesterday, but playing with the configurator last night this is my spec so far
Nimbus Grey - 3.5 V6 manual - Design 1 Gloss Black Wheels - Yellow Brake Calipers - Black Alcantara Seats with Yellow Stiching - Black Alcantara Steering Wheel with Yellow Line Once the full options list comes out hopefully also uprated Stereo (KEF) front and rear parking sensors and rear Camera, also full PPF.
 

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The only reason I would consider the 4 cylinder is because of the DCT option that comes with it. I think you could end up making that a really fast track car, but there are plenty of other cars out there that already do that well out of the box.
 

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Scratch that, I'm going with the most powerful engine and that looks to be the supercharged V6. Can we confirm that it is indeed 400hp? I can seem to find that number anywhere on Lotus' site???
A lotus rep said it’s actually 416hp in a video from Goodwood, so who knows?
 

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The AMG is certainly an excellent engine and the car will probably handle even better with the lighter engine.
Nevertheless, for me the only point of buying this car is the driver involvement, so the only option for me is the V6 manual. I am praying that the V6 manual will be sold at the claimed 60k£.
As I want to daily drive the car, I dont want to spend too much money on it. Mine will certainly not be a garage queen.
By the way, does anybody know about the service intervals of the V6? Being a Toyota base engine it should be something 15-20k miles?
 

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