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2024 BMW Z4 review

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BMW Z4 highlights

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Pros

  • Iconic roadster silhouette
  • Clever engineering keeps the interior quiet
  • Useful cargo space

Cons

  • More sensible than its appearance suggests
  • Minimal small-item storage
  • Center console cupholders are awkwardly positioned

Mileage (EPA estimate)

23 city, 31 highway, 26 combined

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Engaging recreational roadster

Satisfyingly upscale in looks and performance, the 2024 BMW Z4 remains largely unchanged for this model year, maintaining its status as an enjoyable everyday tourer. Two turbocharged engine options ensure optimal ride enjoyment at all times, responding with vigor to curves and cornering. The power-fold fabric roof opens and closes quickly, and won’t impact your storage options either. With the drop-top fully open, the trunk can still accommodate daily essentials, enhancing the 2024 Z4's practical appeal.

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5 reasons to buy the 2024 BMW Z4

1. Turbocharged power 

Both 2024 BMW Z4 models come with a turbocharged engine, providing the responsive power required to offer you a thrilling ride. For daily drives around town, the sDrive30i base trim is plenty powerful enough, and it’s motivated by a 2.0L turbo inline four-cylinder engine that's good for 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. If driving is your passion, then the sport-tuned M40i Z4 ramps it up a notch, thanks to the 382-hp, turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine, upgraded brakes, and sport differential for firmer traction. 

2. Trip ready 

With your favorite companion along for the ride on inspiring coastal drives and city-bound date nights, the 2024 Z4 will become part of your most memorable moments. The fabric convertible roof folds back at the touch of a button and makes a minimal impact on your trunk space, leaving you a surprisingly spacious 9.9 cu-ft for weekend bags and boutique purchases. Once you’re on the open road, the 2024 Z4 also provides navigation as standard. 

3. Premium package 

Choose a 2024 Z4 sDrive30i base trim with the Premium package and you’ll gain great technology features that boost passenger comfort and driver enjoyment. With heated seats and ambient interior lighting, your cool weather top-down drives become very cozy. High-tech practicality is not forgotten, as this package also adds adaptive LED headlights that swivel and align with your steering wheel turns. 

4. Passenger-pleasing tech 

Beyond its obvious curb appeal, the 2024 Z4 is a fine companion for daily driving. Whether commuting with a colleague or running errands with a family member, the Z4's reinforced soft top minimizes road noise, enhances cabin acoustics, and smoothly transitions up or down in around 10 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. The 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen allows for easy control of the 10-speaker audio system, while wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration provide convenient access to your smartphone’s apps and curated playlists. 

5. Subtle upscale styling 

Nothing turns heads quite like a drop-top roadster. The 2024 Z4 is no exception thanks to its iconic exterior styling and clean, premium cabin aesthetic. The striking shark-nosed front profile with mesh-filled kidney grille is unashamedly dramatic, as are the available 2024 colorways, including the purple-hued Thundernight metallic and San Francisco metallic red. Inside, SensaTec leatherette or real leather upholstery in shades of black, ivory, red, or cognac brown set a contemporary and alluring tone.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the BMW Z4 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks BMW Z4 13th out of 25 among Luxury Compact Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a BMW Z4 is $583, compared to an average of $546 for Luxury Compact Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, BMW Z4 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.5 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Luxury Compact Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 17% for the BMW Z4, compared to an average of 12% for Luxury Compact Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

BMW Z4 features and specs

sDrive30i 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

255

Torque (ft-lbs)

295

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

13.7

Wheelbase

97.2"

Overall length

170.7"

Width

73.4"

Height

51.4"

Leg room

F 42.2"

Head room

F 38.9"

Front tires

P225/45VR18

Rear tires

P255/40VR18

Seating capacity

2

Transmission

Automatic

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