Used BMW Z4 for Sale
2013 BMW Z4 SDrive28i in Laurel, Maryland 20723
2013 BMW Z4 SDrive28i
$18,899* • 63K Miles
CarMax Laurel Free shipping • MD to VA
2014 BMW Z4 SDrive35i in Greenville, North Carolina 28590
2014 BMW Z4 SDrive35i
$26,998* • 28K Miles
CarMax Greenville NC $99 Shipping • NC to VA
About the BMW Z4
The BMW Z4 is a subset of the iconic BMW Z-line of roadsters; specifically, the Z4 was first released in 2002 and is still in production with the Z-line's sixth generation (2018-present). Since its inception, the Z4 has been known for its powerful engines, sporty design, and impeccable handling. Between its two most recent generations, trim and engine configurations have changed a bit—and the Z4 is no longer offered as a hard-top convertible, but a soft-top instead.
With seating for two, this classic roadster is a great choice for those wanting all the fun of a convertible sports car without sacrificing comfort and luxury in the process.
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BMW Z4 Trim Configurations
Fifth Generation (2009-2016)
The fifth generation BMW Z4 (2009-2016) is offered in three trim configurations. Some trims also have available package add-ons, such as the Cold Weather package, Sport package, and Technology package. The following outlined features are based on the 2014 model year unless otherwise noted.
BMW Z4 sDrive28i
- 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine at 240 horsepower
- 17-inch wheels
- Bluetooth® connectivity
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leatherette vinyl upholstery
BMW Z4 sDrive35i
- 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine at 240 horsepower
- Larger 18-inch wheels
- True leather upholstery with sun reflection
- Sport seats with thigh support and adjustable side bolsters
BMW Z4 sDrive35is
- 3.0L turbocharged V6 engine at 335 horsepower
- Lowered suspension
- Sport steering wheel
- Premium sound system
Sixth Generation (2018-Present)
The sixth-generation BMW Z4 (2018-present) is available in a single trim configuration, but several package add-ons are available as well—and BMW has announced that the 2020 Z4 will have an additional trim known as the sDrive M40i. Current package add-ons include the Convenience package and Driving Assistance package. Features outlined below are specific to the 2019 model year.
BMW Z4 sDrive30i
- 18-inch wheels with performance tires
- Black soft-top roof with wind deflector
- 14-way power sport seats with memory settings
- Simulated leather upholstery
- Smartphone integration and 10.25-inch touchscreen interface
Q: Did BMW discontinue the Z4?
A: No, the Z4 is still in production as of the 2019 model year, and BMW is currently developing the 2020 Z4. There was a brief gap in production in between the fifth generation (2009-2016) and sixth generation (2018-present), however.
Q: What does the Z in Z4 mean?
A: The Z stands for "zukunft," which is German for "future."
Q: Where is the BMW Z4 made?
A: While older generations of the BMW Z4 were made in Greer, South Carolina, all Z4s from the 2009 model year on have been made in Germany.
Q: Does the BMW Z4 have a turbo?
A: Yes, all BMW Z4s come standard with a turbocharged engine. The 2014 Z4, for example, is equipped with a 2.0L turbo at 240 horsepower in its base sDrive28i trim. For comparison, the 2019 Z4 comes with a 2.0L turbo at 255 horsepower in its base sDrive30i trim.
Q: Is the BMW Z4 a hardtop convertible?
A: A hardtop roof convertible was standard on all fifth generation BMW Z4s (2009-2016). For the sixth generation (2018-present), however, the BMW Z4 is offered only with a soft-top fabric roof.
RepairPal gave the BMW Z4 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks the BMW Z4 14th out of 17 among luxury compact cars.
- Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW Z4 is $895, compared to an average of $765 for luxury compact cars and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Frequency According to RepairPal, BMW Z4 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.7 times per year, compared to an average of 0.7 times for luxury compact cars and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
- Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 16% for the BMW Z4, compared to an average of 12% for luxury compact cars and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.
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Reviews for BMW Z4
My 3rd Roadster
I keep going back to BMW brand. Its the lines on the car that attract me. Good, quality, dependable car - that drives fast and looks beautiful. Buying used with extended warranty makes for good value. Everyone thinks the car is brand new. If I had a complaint, the Z4 drives at higher RPM than Z3. Z4 built with lighter material (aluminium doors, to improve performance and cost) which don't have the solid "shut" sound that my Z3 made.
A car with tons of personality
This is purely subjective, but I think the design of the E85 Z4 is stunning. All the curves, lines, and creases make it a work of art. The M variant has the S54 engine in it, which is just one of the great engines of all time. It revs to 8000 rpm and pushes you back in your seat hard. The steering is nicely weighted but slightly on the heavy side. Gotta love the top down driving, too. The convertible top seems really durable so far, and it goes up and down with the single push of a button... very fast and very easy. Since owning the car, I have not seen another one on the road. This car makes you feel special. From the motor, the sound, the look, to the rarity of the car, this car should at the very least maintain its value
2007 Z4 Coupe - More Car for the Money
I bought my Z4 from CarMax in San Diego, it was transferred from somewhere in LA where they got it from the original owner. It took me approximately 2 months to find this car, searching nearly every automotive sales site. Once the alert came in that a match was found, I took steps immediately toward checking it out. At 64k miles, I did not expect the car to be perfect, but it really has been everything I had hoped for and more. This Z4 is my second BMW. I was shopping for something small and sporty, and initially was in the market for something like the new Scion FRS or a used Mini-Cooper. So, talking about the competition for a moment.... I ruled the Mini-Cooper out right away because of the Star-Trek interior, despite the fact that I love the way they look on the outside. The FRS on the other-hand was really on target with the interior and exterior, but when looking at the price I felt sure that I could get more car for the money. It then hit me, duh... I love my current Bimmer! So, immediately the Z4 came to mind. I then began pricing and test driving Z4's. First, let me say that in comparison to the FRS, even older 2.8L Z4's are on par. Those can be had for $16-18k easily - a good $6-8K less than an FRS. I myself am a bit of a feature junky, so I upsell myself on things like more HP, bigger brakes, etc. This is why I started shopping for the 3.0si. Also, I am not that crazy about convertibles. So given the rarity of the coupe, the 3.0si trim level, and ambivalence toward convertibles - the Z4 coupe made sense to me on SO MANY levels. Next, I test-drove the FRS. Keep in mind, I REALLY like the FRS. When I test-drove one, I put the cliche "drive it like it's stolen" to the test. From that, I knew that the FRS was a car that I could buy and would be happy with. Everything was tight, precise, and sporty feeling. ...but, still, it was no Z4. Something was missing. Where it was mostly coming up short was the acceleration, as well as generally rowing through the gears. It seemed as though you really had to wind the RPM's high - close to redline - every time, even if going to get the groceries! The Z4 by contrast allows you to pop through the gears very subtly without ever getting much over 2K RPM. From nearly any speed and any gear, even under 2K RPM, there is torque in the Z4 - and you can wind that torque all the way to 7K RPM! I drive this car to work every day, 100+ miles per day. It does very well on gas (when I keep my foot out of it). It does require 91+ gasoline, so be prepared to pay more at the pump with the 3.0si. But, I do get on it now and then, I happily consider the extra couple gallons a week a reasonable trade for the fun of driving the Z4. This is a car capable of 5.5s 0-60 times and 150+MPH on the open road (err... i mean a closed course, yeah, that's it... ;-) The interior is great! It's very sporty, simple, clean and this Z4 has the "M-sport" seats which have a deep pocket to sit in to hold you around corners. The controls are intuitive and have a quality feel to them. The cup holders are cool, but will probably break at some point (replacement cup holders are inexpensive, though) but so far they work well. Over-all the build quality is very nice, and it has a solid feel to it. The Z4 comes with run-flat tires and no spare tire. Obviously a space saver, because the car is more engine than anything else, but you'd be surprised, the Z4 has a nice-sized trunk (or hatch in my case)! If you change wheels and/or tires, you may need to get run-flats, put a spare in the trunk, or get a good road-side assistance program. I'm not sure what else I can say about my Z4, but in general, be aware that there are different trim levels that make a significant impact on pricing as well as performance. The Z4 3.0si is the most powerful of the normal Z4's. There is another 3.0i that has slightly less power, and a 2.8 as well. The Z4M is the pinnacle, with different suspension, drive-train, brakes, and motor, has significant performance advantages over any regular Z4, but at a premium price. Research plenty, and don't be afraid to take test drives. Also, don't be afraid to pass on cars that you have a hinky feeling about. Overall I am very happy with my Z4 Coupe, 3.0si. I clicked "Yes" on the "Would recommend to a friend" question, but only on merits of the car... really I'd prefer if you live in San Diego to buy something else, because my Z4 coupe is pretty rare. Hope this review is helpful!
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