And yet it is better than the BMW’s .Of course it does. Toyota decided how the car should look. The overall interior design (as long as you ignore the obvious sourcing of buttons and switches) is also Toyota. The instrument panel is Supra-specific. And Toyota even had some control over the car's mechanics because suspension tuning is trivial and has to be done for each new model anyway.
Everything else is BMW.
The car's basic layout and mechanical parts were designed by BMW together with Z4.
It was tested in Germany alongside Z4.
It has a BMW built engine and a transmission built by ZF for BMW.
It uses the previous generation BMW iDrive for infotainment.
Every single part has the BMW logo stamped on it and a part number in BMW parts database.
To troubleshoot its issues, you need BMW software.
The VINs assigned to the cars come out of BMW VIN pool.
Magna-Steyr is a BMW contractor.
And I'm a BMW troll.
Look, I’ve been following your threads for years as many times prior BMW owner. However, I think Toyota could make a manual happen as they make about 4 times as many cars as BMW. I still have strong doubts that it will, however.