The Toyota Supra won't benefit from BMW's July iDrive update that will add Android Auto functionality to the system. This is because the Supra uses iDrive version 6, but the addition of Android is only for vehicles with iDrive 7.
"We're collecting customer feedback to see if that's something they're interested in," Ben Haushalter, Toyota's senior manager of product planning, told Roadshow. "We visited over a dozen dealers ... we met with owners. Honestly, the Android Auto question hasn't come up as huge detractors so far."
Haushalter told Roadshow that there was no plan currently to upgrade the Supra to iDrive 7.
Gallery: 2021 Toyota Supra 3.0 Premium
Toyota gave the Supra a major upgrade for the 2021 model year. The 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-six now produces 382 horsepower (285 kilowatts) and 368 pound-feet (499 Newton-meters), instead of the previous 335 hp (250 kW) and 365 lb-ft (495 Nm). There's also a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder making 255 hp (190 kW) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Both powertrains use an eight-speed automatic.
Inside, the 2021 Supra now comes standard with an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, and the 6.5-inch version is no longer available. The optional Safety and Technology Package adds the wireless version of Apple CarPlay.
BMW announced in December 2019 the plan to add Android Auto to vehicles with iDrive 7. The software integrates into BMW's whole cockpit, including showing information on the infotainment screen, instrument panel, and head-up display. The company doesn't intend to expand the Android tech to Mini models yet.