There’s a pleasing muscularity to the Z4’s body, as well as folds and curves that are well-positioned. For instance, a twin pleat adds extra distinction to the vehicle’s flanks, helping to accentuate a gently rising shoulder line. And the car looks sublime with its roof unfurled – and just as good with it in place - and this is when the Z4’s coupé profile comes into full effect.
There’s plenty of room for two inside this sporty roadster, with seats that provide sublime levels of comfort and plenty of adjustment options (power-operated with M40i grades). Because the roof is made from canvas (as opposed to the hardtops of earlier editions), it takes up less room when folded. This means that boot space has increased to 281 litres. If you select an optional ski hatch package, you’ll be able to store extra-long items, which can be pushed right up and into the passenger compartment.
Sport trims are endowed with a 2.0-litre 194bhp petrol engine, which produces 320Nm of torque, 0-60mph in approximately 6.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 149mph. Although not designed with efficiency uppermost in mind, this unit does represent the greenest option, returning up to 38.8mpg and producing CO2 emissions from 162g/km. Maximum pace and power is delivered by the M40i grade, which is propelled by a 3.0-litre 335bhp unleaded unit. This six-cylinder engine produces a peak torque of 500Nm, enabling the Z4 to achieve 0-60mph in roughly 4.3 seconds.
Whether travelling with the roof up or down, you’ll always have a Harman Kardon ten-speaker (including subwoofer) system at your disposal. Audio content is processed via a 365W digital amplifier and seven channels, rendering anything from light classical to ferocious rock to blistering drum and bass in audiophile sound quality. Included are an FM/AM tuner, DAB radio, AUX and USB inputs and Bluetooth connectivity. The latter not only allows you to stream music, it enables you to enjoy hands-free telephone communication. BMW Live Cockpit Professional set-up is included as standard, too, featuring a 10.25-inch touchscreen, through which you can access a host of satellite navigation features, including real-time traffic information.
Book a test drive
The Z4 is available to test drive at your nearest Williams BMW centre. Please don’t hesitate to make your appointment via our website.