2022 BMW Z4 review

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BMW Z4 highlights

Customer rating


  • Definitive roadster experience
  • Hushed interior ambiance 
  • Unexpectedly roomy trunk
  • Spacious passenger dimensions


  • Not as sporty as class rival
  • Brake response is over-eager
  • Some visibility issues
  • Underwhelming small-item storage

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 30 highway, 25 combined

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Captivatingly modern convertible

For 2022 the BMW Z4 two-seater convertible retains its sophisticated allure, blending upscale exterior aesthetics and dynamic turbocharged performance. Equipped with two turbocharged engine options while remaining a versatile daily driver, the 2022 Z4's retractable soft-top roof powers up or down in seconds. Minor changes and features of note for this model year include the deletion of wireless charging availability, and an infotainment screen type-variance, either touch screen or display screen, that your 2022 Z4 will come equipped with.

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What is new for the 2022 BMW Z4?

  • Z4 trims have been upgraded with Navigation System as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Spoiler features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 BMW Z4 trims

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  • 255-hp, 295-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Side Airbags
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Leatherette Seats


  • Includes all features available on the sDrive30i
  • 382-hp, 369-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Smart Key
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • View our BMW Z4 M40I inventory

5 reasons to buy the 2022 BMW Z4

1. Drivetrain options 

If you want feel-good everyday driving, you’ll love the 2022 Z4. Offering rear-wheel drive as standard and two turbocharged engine options, you can be sure of an engaging drive — be it the daily coffee run or a more exhilarating country drive. The sDrive30i base trim is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine, delivering 255 hp and 294 lb-ft of torque. By comparison, the M40i packs an even bigger punch, with a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder engine producing 382 hp and 368 lb-ft of torque.  

2. Great soft-top 

This drop-top epitomizes luxurious convenience, and nowhere more so, than in its soft-top roof operation. If a storm approaches unexpectedly, the 2022 Z4 roof can be raised at a standstill or low speeds, in around 10 seconds, at the simple touch of a button. The material used is thick enough to create a cozy ambiance in the cabin for you and your passenger, with no need to raise your voice to be heard.  

3. Infotainment tech 

Beyond its classic roadster silhouette, the 2022 Z4 has plenty of modern technology conveniences for you to enjoy while you’re cruising through town. Heading to that new coffee shop across town? Follow the directions given by the Z4's built-in navigation system. Use your time in commuter traffic to listen to your online playlists or favorite podcasts via Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto smartphone integration. 

4. Surprisingly spacious interior 

While its overall dimensions are typical for a two-seater convertible, you’ll still be impressed by the roomy passenger cabin. Generous interior dimensions mean even your tallest companions are comfortable, with 38.9 inches of headroom and 42.2 inches of legroom to play with. The low-set bolstered sports seats offer height adjustment settings, and for personalized comfort, 10-way power comfort settings too. Swapping driving duties on a longer trip? Pleasingly, the 2022 Z4 also has two memorized driver seat settings.  

5. Available packages 

It's worth identifying a 2022 Z4 equipped with one or more of the available packages or stand-alone options, as they unlock a bounty of different treats and upgrades. Two different Premium packages, one for each trim, add nice perks like heated front seats and ambient lighting (for the sDrive30i), or a head-up display and remote engine start (M40i trim only). Standalone add-ons worth looking out for include a 12-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system and adaptive cruise control functionality. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

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.

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BMW Z4 features and specs

M40I 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
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 42.2"

Head room

F 38.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity




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