2009 BMW Z4

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11 reviews
Available Price Range $15,918-$28,054 Trims2 Combined MPG 21-23 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2009 BMW Z4

Our Take

The redesigned BMW Z4 is bigger inside and out than its predecessor; it also packs more power under the hood and more luxury under its new retractable hardtop roof. It looks less controversial, in ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Trunk volume with top down
  • High price, with options
  • Power top only works when car is stopped
  • Too much brake-pedal travel
  • Some inconsistent interior pieces

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2009
  • Power-folding hardtop
  • Available turbocharged six-cylinder
  • Manual or automatic
  • available twin-clutch automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Standard adjustable drivetrain settings


Our Expert Reviews

Oh, you know I said, "Yes!" when our Chief Mama Kristin Varela asked me if I'd like to drive the 2009 BMW Z4 for a stint (one of the days was my birthday). All of my friends and neighbors were extremely jealous, and I loved every minute of driving this indulgent little creature from BMW.This wasn't my first time in the two-seater Z4. I test drove the 2007 Z4, but it wasn't a conv... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

Based on 11 reviews

Best Car I've Ever Owned-Really!

by Mephistopheles from Orlando, Florida on August 20, 2011

I owned an 08 Z4 for a year and 1/2 when I was creamed in the back by a pickup. I soon began shopping for it's replacement and drove the BMW Z4 35i twin- turbo. My wife and I loved it, but my research... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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