Compared: 2023 Toyota GR Supra vs. 2023 BMW Z4

These two-seaters are actually relatives.

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A two-seater sports car can make the most out of scenic weekend drives. It's the antidote to a weekday rush-hour grind. The 2023 Toyota GR Supra and the 2023 BMW Z4 both offer a classic grand-tourer experience. The two vehicles are similar, but they're far from twins.


2023 Toyota GR Supra vs. 2023 BMW Z4: Price

When Toyota revived the Supra name in 2019, they turned to BMW for help. This means the Supra and Z4 share many of the same underpinnings, such as a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission.


The Toyota is a relative bargain at roughly $45,000 to start, while the cheapest BMW Z4 makes a sizable leap to about $54,000. From there, both cars can be equipped with an inline-six engine, an option that raises the starting price to $54,000 for the Supra and $66,000 for the Z4. Toyota also offers a no-upcharge six-speed manual gearbox on six-cylinder Supras.


2023 Toyota GR Supra vs. 2023 BMW Z4: Features

Along with the optional stick shift, one of the more significant differences between the two vehicles is the body style. The Z4 comes only as a convertible, while the Supra is exclusively a fixed-roof coupe.

Depending on how you plan to use your car, that may be the biggest factor of all.


Subtle changes lie inside, too. BMW offers several seat material and color choices on all Z4 tiers, while the Supra only comes with a black interior unless it's outfitted in top A91-MT trim with tan leather upholstery. The Z4 offers an add-on package boasting even more luxurious features, such as a head-up display, heated steering wheel, and ambient lighting, none of which is available in the Supra.

The Supra's dash is fitted with an 8.8-inch display, while BMW ups the ante with a 10.3-inch display. Both cars come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, too.


2023 Toyota GR Supra vs. 2023 BMW Z4: Fuel Economy

Given that they're such similar cars under the hood, there isn't much of a contrast when it comes to fuel economy. When equipped with the four-cylinder, the BMW has an EPA estimate of 28 mpg, while the Toyota is rated at 27 mpg.


When optioned with the inline-six, both cars clock in at 26 mpg. The only major variation comes in the form of the manual Supra, which drops the estimate to 21 mpg.

All vehicle pricing includes MSRP plus destination charges (set at the time of publication) and will be rounded to the nearest thousand.

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Brennan Sullivan
Brennan Sullivan is a writer and lifelong car fanatic. With an appreciation for all makes and models, Brennan is particularly passionate about the rich history of the automotive industry. In his spare time, he's the caretaker of a 1962 Sunbeam Alpine, and a Golden Retriever named Willow.