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2011 BMW Z4
2011 BMW Z4
Available Price Range $14,421-$34,881 Trims3 Combined MPG 20-23 Seats 2

Our Take on the 2011 BMW Z4

Our Take

The two-seat Z4 roadster employs a standard folding metal hardtop. Trim levels include the sDrive30i, turbocharged sDrive35i and new sDrive35is. All three have standard Dynamic Drive Control, a feature that allows drivers to vary steering and accelerator settings to suit their tastes. Anyone con... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Trunk volume with top down
  • High price, with options
  • Too much brake-pedal travel
  • Ride comfort in sDrive35is
  • Some inconsistent interior pieces

Notable Features

  • Power-folding hardtop
  • Available turbocharged six-cylinder
  • New higher-performance sDrive35is trim
  • Manual or automatic
  • available twin-clutch automatic
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Standard adjustable drivetrain settings

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The new Z4 sDrive35is has as tongue-twisting a name as you'll find in the U.S. auto market. Those who speak BMW can decipher what it means, but all you really need to know is that it fully lives up to the automaker's Ultimate Driving Machine slogan. The top-dog version of the Z4 retractable-hardtop roadster is a pleasure to drive on the street or the track — just don't expe... Read full review for the 2011 BMW Z 4

Consumer Reviews

4.9

Average based on 8 reviews

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FUN CAR

by Thrills from FORT GIBSON, OK on December 2, 2010

THIS IS THE SECOND Z 4 THAT MY WIFE AND I HAVE OWNED. HAD THE FIRST ONE 7 YEARS NOT ONE PROBLEM WITH IT. WE LOVE OUR NEW Z4 IS IT IS A BLAST TO DRIVE AND IT IS A REAL HEAD TURNER. ALSO GETTING 29 MPG.... Read Full Review

3 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.

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Asking Price Range
$47,450 - $62,500
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Safety

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Recalls

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

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

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

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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