BMW Z4 (G29) Review Rundown
The new BMW Z4 is aimed squarely at the driving enthusiast, available with three different petrol engines and in three different specifications. The cheapest and least potent version is also the most satisfying model to drive. Still not quite in the Porsche 718 Boxster league for pure dynamic precision, the entry-level Z4 nevertheless has a lot going for it, and is a much more convincing sports car than its predecessor.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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The new BMW Z4 makes a huge leap forward over its ageing predecessor. It's better built and loaded with more equipment, too. However, against such strong competition, it doesn't quite hit the spot. Too heavy to feel as fun as a Porsche 718 Boxster or an Alpine A110.
The cheapest and least potent version of the new Z4 is also the most satisfying model to drive. Lighter than the more expensive M40i by a full 130kg, it steers and handles more sweetly than its big brother, plus it's cleaner and comes with plenty of equipment. The UK range starts at £36,990 for the sDrive20i Sport.
The Z4 has never been the most dynamic model in BMW's wide-ranging line-up. It's been more boulevard cruiser than back-road blaster. But for this third-generation Z4, BMW has ditched the hard-top for a lighter canvas lid, which folds away in 10 seconds at up to 31mph. This M40i version of the Z4 is certainly fast. But the lighter, cheaper Z4 sDrive20i is likely to be the pick of the range.
- 1. ^ New BMW Z4 2019 review. Autoexpress. 07 November 2018. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ New BMW Z4 sDrive20i M Sport 2019 review. Autoexpress. 20 March 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ New BMW Z4 M40i 2019 review. Autoexpress. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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