Used BMW Z4 Coupe (2006 - 2008) Comfort

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 13 Feb 2013
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The addition of a coupe to the Z4 line-up broadened the appeal of the already popular model. BMW describes it as a 'pocket GT' and the Z4 has been designed to feel ‘shrink-wrapped’ around its occupants to create a high-performance and long-distance car.

3 out of 5

Comfort

The Z4 Coupe is a two seater with a cosy cabin and although there's decent room for either occupant it can quickly start to feel claustrophobic on long journeys. Thankfully the supportive electric seats are multi-adjustable as is the steering wheel. The ride copes well on long distances (as long as the roads are smooth and the traffic free flowing) but the firm suspension soon highlights poorly surfaced roads.

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

The Coupe has significantly more boot space than the roadster thanks to its hatchback bodyshape, with enough room for a large suitcase or a couple of golf bags. A luggage cover offers privacy for boot contents but can be removed to increase space further and there are additional storage cubby holes behind the seats for storing CDs and other odds and ends.

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3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

The Z4 has a relatively simple but distinctive interior design that adds to the sense of good feeling it offers and visibility is acceptable from the driver's seat, despite the relatively small rear screen. The driving position feels pleasingly sporty, but when it's dark and rainy the low seating position and long nose make it feel less manageable and harder to judge when parking or attempting three-point turns.

Build quality is excellent though and all the controls and switches are clearly laid out.