We climbed aboard out test car with crossed fingers: we really wanted to meet an interior that manages to give you that special feeling any true GT should, but we were afraid we’d meet too many familiar elements from more mortal Bimmers.
Fortunately, we found a cabin biased towards the first and this was mainly thanks to a set of optional goodies including a Nappa leather finish, ceramic coating for the control buttons, American Oak wood trimming and, the one we enjoyed the most, a leather finish with contrasting stitching for the dashboard. In combination with the center console that is now more orientated towards the driver, this gave you the feeling that you’re controlling some sort of air ship, rather that driving a car.
The high line of the dashboard means that this car imposes respect even to its occupants, not just to the other drivers. Don’t forget to choose the optional comfort front seats - these are the only ones that qualify for a GT status. It’s easy to find a good driving position in these, regardless if you’re looking to sit low while driving full-throttle or higher during cruising mode. As for the rear visibility isn’t as bad as you’d expect and all issues related to this can be solved by ordering the rear view camera.
The individual rear seats are pretty comfortable, but you won’t really be able to place two people in the back on journeys longer than shopping ones due to the limited access and leg room, which is pretty frustrating considering the length of the car.Continue reading