Comparison articles between the top luxury auto brands are very popular, controversial and passionate. A few months back, we had “the guts” to go ahead and do a photo comparison between the most popular roadsters out there: BMW Z4, Mercedes SLK, Audi TT and Porsche Boxter S.
It was a simple exterior design comparison, but it turned into a controversy and of course, some passionate comment were left on that topic. Today, I decided to go ahead with a similar comparison, this time focusing on the interior design, an area that according to some people, BMW has been running behind compared to its competitors. So, we have here the “usual suspects”: BMW Z4, Porsche Boxter S, Mercedes-Benz SLK350 and Audi TT.
The general consensus lately was that Audi’s interior style is ahead of the other brands, with high quality materials and unique design. But the game has changed a bit with the release of the new 2009 BMW Z4 which brings out a new, fresh interior design, thanks to the magnificent work of Nadya Arnaout, also interior designer for the BMW CS Concept. The return of the driver-oriented cockpit and sporty approach, takes the new Z4 interior back at the the top of the list.
In my personal opinion, if I were to rank the interior designs seen in these photos, I would go with BMW and Porsche for the top place, followed by Audi and last Mercedes. Why Porsche? I love the design simplicity.