Used BMW Z4 Coupe (2006 - 2008) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 13 Feb 2013
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.

4 out of 5



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The Coupe doesn't have a Euro NCAP crash safety rating but the convertible scored a respectable four out of five for adult occupant safety. It has a comprehensive tally of safety features including four airbags, and a full range of electronic driver aids to help ensure maximum braking performance and stability in emergency conditions. If the brakes are used hard enough to trigger the anti-lock system, then the rear brake lights increase in size to signal a possible emergency to those following.

The Z4 also uses run-flat tyres which can be driven even when punctured, and there's a puncture warning indicator.

4.5 out of 5


The Z4 has been around since 2003 and has been very reliable, so the Coupe should be similarly reliable. Lacking the convertible roof means there's one less thing to go wrong too while the engine has been well proven in other models.

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