White materials are approached with caution in everyday life. Most people avoid them.
Now imagine a white interior, where anyone and everyone who comes into contact with the material can leave a mark. Some of the marks may be difficult to remove.
This could be the reason why cars with white interiors are rare.
Let’s look at a few of them below.
1. Tesla Model 3
Tesla is on a drive to use white interiors for a number of their models.
The Tesla Model 3 white interior uses vegan-friendly synthetic leather. This has helped to create a premium white interior. However, this is not the cluttered cabin that you are used to.
A single monolithic touch screen is the major piece in front of the driver.
There is so much comfort and fun in such an ambiance, especially with a quick accelerating Tesla.
The Model 3 is a rear-wheel-drive fast car that can reach 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds!
Key features include a standard Autopilot capability, lane-keep assist, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control.
The range of the battery can reach 250 miles.
2. BMW 5 Series
The BMW 5 Series is a well-manicured mid-size luxury. It comes in different styles, including sedan, wagon, and coupe.
As a leading automotive brand, BMW cars are some of the best designed, using high-quality materials and technologies. The cars have presence where ever they are seen. They simply turn heads. The BMW 5 Series Touring does the same.
In terms of the interior, there are trims options on offer. You can get high-quality cloth material, but for such a luxury car, a leather interior always compliments the external styling.
The touring has three leather choices to choose from.
Whilst white may not be a popular choice for some reason, the BMW 5 Series Touring has an option of a white interior.
Ivory White Dakota leather is offered as a standard basic option.
If you want something more luxurious you could opt for the softer Ivory White Nappa leather, or the Smoke White Merino leather.
3. Lexus LS 500
The Lexus LS500 is one of the best full-size luxury sedans on the market. It comes with so much luxury it would need one to experience it to appreciate it.
Part of the luxury is in the white interior defined by bright white soft leather seats and on various panels. The leather is intermixed with high-quality wood trims.
The roof is draped with a white ultra-suede that helps to brighten the interior. If not bright enough, there is always an option of a panoramic sunroof.
The quietness of the cabin is managed by an active noise control feature.
Most of the technological and luxury features come in different packages. You can build up your own Lexus LS500 through a selection of suitable packages.
The big limousine is carried around by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo gasoline engine that produces 416 horsepower. Transmission is achieved through a 10-speed automatic that transmits to all four wheels.
n the road, the driver can select from six drive modes that include Eco and Sport+.
The LS 500 is certainly one of life’s greatest pleasures on wheels.
4. Mazda 3
The Mazda 3 is an exceptional compact sedan that is certainly knocking the doors of the upper levels of the compact luxuries.
The base trims, powered by either a 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter engine come standard with black cloth sport seats, the upper levels are covered in black leatherette as standard.
The Premium and 2.5 Turbo Premium come with a white interior or a black interior, with high-quality leather on the seats and part of the dash to match. It is a beautiful interior, including an aluminum strip across the dashboard.
Other options include a panoramic sunroof, adaptive headlights, and a Bose audio system.
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5. BMW X5
The BMW X5 is a five-door medium-sized SUV in a unibody structure with two or three-row seating.
Several engines are available from the BMW range, including a turbocharged gasoline V8. It is available with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive.
A number of packages and options are available and expected for this lovely and powerful luxury SUV.
A white interior is an option from a selection of four upholsteries. The white interior, whilst rare, certainly creates a unique interior.
Among them is Ivory White in three trims that include Leatherette, Leather ‘Vernasca’ and Leather ‘Merino’.
6. BMW Z4
The BMW Z4 is a two-seater convertible with a white interior.
The cabin is enhanced by aluminum trim.
Information and entertainment are managed through the highly interactive iDrive system that handles a lot of parameters.
Power comes from a 2.0-liter gasoline engine that can propel the Z4 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.
Transmission to all four wheels is through an 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission.
Safety features include blind-spot monitoring, collision control, and lane-departure warning.
7. Range Rover Velar
The top of the range Range Rover Velar has one of the best white interiors. Options are the top-quality Windsor leather with a smooth grain texture or ivory leather.
Whichever you choose, you are certain to have the best of either world.
The ivory leather is used on the seats and dashboard.
8. Mazda CX-5 Miata
The MX-5 is a two-seater convertible.
All three trims (Sport, Club, and Grand Touring), are powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with an output of 181 horsepower, linked to a standard 6-speed manual, or an optional 6-speed automatic.
The base Sport trim comes with a 7-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, 16-inch alloys, and keyless entry and ignition.
Blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision warning are some key safety features.
The key additions to the Club trim are a 9-speaker Bose audio system, heated seats, and 17-inch alloy wheels.
The GT trim comes with a beautiful white interior of White Nappa leather as an exclusive option.
In addition, it also comes with automatic climate control, automatic headlights and wipers, a navigation system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
9. Chevrolet Camaro
The Chevrolet Camaro exterior style features 20-inch wheels and twin exhausts on the top trims and LED daytime running lights on all trims.
Transmission includes a 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic, and 10-speed automatic. The layout is Rear-Wheel-Drive.
The standard interior features include bucket seats, single-zone climate control, and a leather steering wheel.
A white interior option is available on the 3LT and 2SS trims. This is in the form of Ceramic White Leather. This enhances the feel and comfort of the Camaro.
The two trims also get an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
10. BMW X6 M
The BMW X6 M is powered by a 600 horsepower 4.4-liter gasoline engine. The power is transmitted to all four wheels to propel the vehicle forward with enormous power and traction.
The BMW X6 M is one SUV that will surprise you with its luxury and performance, including handling.
It carries many standard features common with luxury cars, and more. Some key features include a 12.3-inch touch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, Navigation, and low-speed hands-free driving.
In the cabin, you can choose a white interior from many options. This will certainly set you apart from the crowd since this is not a common interior color.
What are the Pros and Cons of Cars with a White Interior?
White interiors are lovely. They create a calming and bright cabin. However, they are also rare and have many critics. A few bold motorists love them. Why?
Pros of Cars with a White Interior
There is no doubt that white represents purity. It is an expression of the quality of materials and the trust that the manufacturer has in the materials.
White interiors are rare. The few cars that have them will tend to be known and therefore become famous.
3. Temperature Control
Science argues that white reflects the sun’s rays better than dark colors. This will help to cool the cabin.
Cons of Cars with a White Interior
- Visibility of Dirt and Stains
Spills and discolorations will easily be noticed. In time, if they cannot be taken care of, they will become a source of frustration.
A dark color will hide some of the stains.
2. Extra Maintenance Cost
White materials, especially leather, are generally more expensive.
With the debate ongoing, and more manufacturers providing a white interior option on luxury vehicles, there might be more takers.
At least the luxury vehicle owners may be able to look after the white materials, but not so for families with young children.