2010 BMW Z4

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  • (4.5) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $10,333$31,237
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 255-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
  • Seats: 2
2010 BMW Z4

Our Take on the 2010 BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 was redesigned last year to be bigger inside and out than its predecessor; the redesign also packed more power under the hood and more luxury under its new retractable hardtop roof. It looks less controversial, in part because the prior soft-top Z4 was among the most daring designs of ... 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

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

2010 BMW Z4 Reviews Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in August 2009 about the 2009 BMW Z4. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2010, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.News reports suggest affluent car shoppers are putting off new purchases, keeping their current wheels and treading water as they wait for the econ... Read full review for the 2010 BMW Z 4

Consumer Reviews


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Wonderful update!

by Palm Beach Boy from Palm Beach FL on January 31, 2010

Great...Great car. Love driving it along the coast on a sunny day! My only complaint is the lack of trunk space....but I didn't buy the car to take the kids to school!

2 Trim Levels Available

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2010 BMW Z4 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


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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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