BMW Z4

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After the BMW Z3 had starred in the James Bond movies, alongside the firm’s Z8 and 7 Series cars, the two-seat Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4 in 2003. More muscular, more manly and featuring a sharp look created under BMW design Supremo Chris Bangle the Z4’s appeal was far-reaching.

  • BMW Z4 M (06-08)
  • BMW Z4 Coupé (06-08)
  • BMW Z4 Roadster (03-08)

After the BMW Z3 had starred in the James Bond movies, alongside the firm’s Z8 and 7 Series cars, the two-seat Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4 in 2003. More muscular, more manly and featuring a sharp look created under BMW design Supremo Chris Bangle the Z4’s appeal was far-reaching.

Solely petrol-powered, with a 2-litre four-cylinder and 2.5 plus 3-litre straight-six engines, we’d recommend the latter pairing for their added refinement and sub seven-second 0-62mph times.

By 2006 the car had received a mild facelift and tweaked engines, and a Z4 Coupe joined the range alongside a Z4M model which was available as both Coupe and Roadster. With 343bhp from its 3.2-litre straight-six petrol engine the Z4M could accelerate from 0-62mph in five seconds.

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Most Popular Model Reviews

BMW Z4 M 2006 - 2008

3.5 out of 5
BMW Z4 M 2006 - 2008

New price range:
£41,156 - £42,673

Used price range:
£6,602 - £21,050

Awesome engine and performance, dramatic looks, well built
Heavy clutch and gear change, cramped cabin, snappy throttle response, stiff ride

BMW Z4 Coupé 2006 - 2008

4 out of 5
BMW Z4 Coupé 2006 - 2008

New price range:
£31,320 - £34,418

Used price range:
£5,678 - £11,449

Neat styling, enjoyable to drive, excellent build quality, acceptable economy
Only one engine option, firm ride, cramped cockpit

BMW Z4 Roadster 2009 - 2017

4.5 out of 5
BMW Z4 Roadster 2009 - 2017

New price range:
£27,560 - £47,265

Used price range:
£5,615 - £30,905

  • Strong performance
  • Comfortable cabin
  • Refined at high speeds
  • Metal folding roof
  • Limited boot space with roof down

BMW Z4 Competitors

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