BMW Z4
BMW Z4
BMW Z4

2020 BMW Z4

Pros: Nice ride/handling balance; good interior room for a sports car

Cons: No manual transmission; trunk bigger than previous Z4, but still small

CG Says: The 2020 BMW Z4 gains an M40i model with a 382-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line 6-cylinder engine. The BMW Z4 is a premium two-seat sports car convertible with a conventional soft top. The current Z4 is a new design introduced last year to replace the previous-generation Z4 that was last sold during 2016. In addition to the new 6-cylinder, there is also a 255-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines are paired with an 8-speed automatic with paddle shifters—a manual transmission is not offered. Available features include forward collision warning, city braking function, daytime pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, adaptive cruise control with stop and go function, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. Note that the Z4 shares its basic powertrain and underbody structure with the revived-for-2020 Toyota Supra (unlike the Z4, the new Supra comes solely as a two-seat coupe). Diehard sports-car enthusiasts will be sorely disappointed that the new BMW Z4 doesn’t offer a manual transmission, and that it might not offer the at-the-limits agility of some rivals, since BMW focused on grand-touring panache as much as hard-edged performance. If its driving personality fits what you’re looking for in a sporting car, the Z4 is a delightful droptop that is relatively affordable when compared to its class competition and other high-end BMW offerings.

The Facts
Class Premium Sporty/Performance Car
Body Style(s) 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 2
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive
Manufacturer BMW
Nation of Manufacture Austria
Base Prices sDrive30i: $50,695
M40i: $64,695

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
255
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder
Horsepower
382
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

BMW Z4
2020 BMW Z4
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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