2020 Toyota GR Supra’s BMW-Sourced Interior Is Very Premium

The interior of the all-new Toyota GR Supra is the part of the car most visibly related to the BMW Z4 but is that really a bad thing?

Designers clearly made efforts to distinguish the Supra’s dashboard from the BMW Z4’s and it would be unfair to say the cars look identical inside. They do look similar but saying they’re alike would be a stretch. Still, the BMW switchgear, infotainment system, gearshift lever, steering wheel buttons and stalks are all there, constantly reminding owners of the car’s Bavarian genes.

While everyone would have preferred a cockpit inspired by that of the Toyota FT-1 Concept, the real thing isn’t bad at all. On the contrary, Redline Reviews’ Sofian Bey believes it’s definitely a premium cabin after taking a close look at it at the Detroit Auto Show.

That’s not surprising since there’s a lot of BMW in there. The materials are nice and soft, the metal inlays look classy, the sports seats are upholstered in high-quality leather, and the iDrive-powered infotainment system is top-notch both in terms of operating speed and graphics.

As for practicality, headroom is adequate thanks to the double-bubble roof, and access to the trunk is made easy by the Supra’s rear hatch. Obviously, cargo volume seems pretty small but whatever space is in there does look usable.

Overall, the Supra’s interior looks very well tied together and more practical than the BMW Z4’s — minus the latter’s unlimited headroom, of course. While some people may complain that it looks too much like a BMW, most buyers will probably take it for what it is: a better-quality cabin than most “real” Toyotas have to offer.

 

  • FlameWater

    This car is going to be the boss of car meets in no time.

    • ErnieB

      You mean the GT500 is?

      • FlameWater

        I can hear it hitting the light pole already

  • Seats & a steering wheel

    The interior is the biggest disappointment to me. Yes, it’s nice..but it has no real flair or Japanese quirkinesses. The curved dash of the Mk4 was soooo cool… this new one is fairly generic and restrained in appearance, too German, too conservative. The exterior of the Supra by contrast is a visual feast.

    • serge charles

      When I was a kid yes I would a gree that curved plastic was cool. But as an adult that has to sit in and touch everything, I’ll take a BMW interior over anything Toyota or even Lexus makes for that matter. You want Japanese flair check out the LF-C interior.

  • Sébastien

    “would be unfair to say the cars don’t look identical inside” …. Double negative is bad

  • LJ

    It took BMW to bring the Supra back.

    • PK

      sad really. toyota lost their dignity!

  • Liam Paul

    April fools joke?

  • ErnieB

    Supra or Ftype S? Hmm

    • Astonman

      F Type all the way

  • HaltestelleLuitpolthafen

    I can’t stand this reviewer, super biased with a whiny voice. I refuse to watch anything that he posts…

  • JK

    That interior is horrible. Way to BMW and as 0% soul of the old Supra. The body looks good. Close enough to the concept but yea. That interior is a total miss match. Swing and a miss Toyota.

  • MarkUkanela

    This guy is more likely to be on the shorter side rather then the taller side so headroom does not look so good and neither does the legroom. He is pretty close to steering wheel. Not sure why Toyota made it this small inside. Good car for people on the shorter side but not a good car for taller people. No rear seats mean it will be much smaller inside and you can’t recline front seats like you could in the past. This will kill your back on for longer trips like the Cayman S does. Short trips for short people will be ok though

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