My friend had brought his Audi S4 over and I noticed that the leather is similar to that on my GS400. It's silky smooth, just like the leather in the other Lexus Models. However, I went to my father's 2000 740iL and noticed that the leather is not soft and has a rough texture. The whole BMW range has that "rough leather." I like the Lexus Leather texture much more. I wonder why the leather interior in BMWs are like that..?