For years I have dreamed of getting a Toyota Cressida, a rear-drive four-door sedan that shared its heart with the Supra of its day. Now with the Supra coming back, done in partnership with BMW, I have to wonder: The new four-door Toyota Supra is the BMW M340i, right?

BMW recently gave us the specs on the new not-quite M3 and reiterated what we all knew was going to happen.

Photo: a JZX81 Mark II, a 1JZ-powered Japanese-market sedan we got as the Cressida with a different straight six and some different lights and trim. Credit: Toyota

The M340i and the Supra share the same engine, BMW’s B58 3.0-liter turbo straight six good for 382 hp and 369 lb-ft. Both are built on the same platform, BMW’s new modular CLAR architecture that underpins basically all its new cars.

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Pretty much all that we dug up as different was the turbo and the oil pump when we delved into the Supra parts roster.

Both cars rock ZF 8-speeds and both send power to the rear wheels. And beyond that all sorts of other Supra parts are BMW items. Even the door locks are shared.

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So if you want something that shares the same potential and aftermarket as the Supra, but with a bit more practicality, isn’t the M340i your car?