Used BMW Z4 M (2006 - 2008) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 28 Oct 2008
3.5
The Z4M Coupe and Roadster are the fastest models in the Z4 line-up, powered by a 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine with 343bhp.

BMW Z4 M (06-08)
Awesome engine and performance, dramatic looks, well built
Heavy clutch and gear change, cramped cabin, snappy throttle response, stiff ride

New price range:

£41,156 - £42,673

Used price range:

£6,140 - £18,653

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

The Z4M Coupe and Roadster are the fastest models in the Z4 line-up, powered by a 3.2-litre six-cylinder engine with 343bhp. Compared to other M models this may seem fairly tame but thanks to its light weight the Z4M is still thunderously quick with a 0-62mph time of 5 seconds. However it's not a particularly easy or relaxing car to drive day to day with a heavy clutch and gear change, over sensitive throttle and a crashy ride.

In fact it’s difficult to justify paying the extra over the standard Z4 3.0-litre, as that is only a little slower but is easier to live with and much cheaper to buy and run. Unfortunately the Z4M doesn't live up to the standards of the other M models from BMW.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

2 out of 5

Practicality

2.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3.5 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

2 out of 5

Green credentials

1 out of 5

Buying used

2.5 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 The boot is great for a sports coupe of this size as many have mentioned. No cupholders on my car but a useful storage compartment between the driver and passenger seat. Seats are reasonably...  

5 out of 5

Harrison Maxwell ,   14 Jan 2016    ... read more

 Absolutely nothing! No back seats & although the boot is an ok size its very oddly shaped.  

3 out of 5

J G ,   25 Nov 2015    ... read more

 Good boot space, metal roof. Don't expect anything better than 20mpg.  

5 out of 5

Jamie Wilkinson ,   28 May 2015    ... read more

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