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BMW Z4 (G29) Review Rundown

BMWPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of BMW Z4 Roadster (G29)
Neoscore* 68%
  • Terrific six-cylinder engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent handling
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

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.

Rundown

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 61%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Brilliant chassis
  • Tough to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • More dynamic precision than its predecessor
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
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.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Fantastic six-cylinder engine
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ New BMW Z4 2019 review. autoexpress. 2018-11-07 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New BMW Z4 sDrive20i M Sport 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-03-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ New BMW Z4 M40i 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-05-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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