Best Bet
(5.0) 1 reviews
MSRP: $17,803$35,747
Body Style: Convertible
Engine: 240-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
Seats: 2
2012 BMW Z4

Our Take on the 2012 BMW Z4

Our Take

The two-seat Z4 roadster uses a standard folding metal hardtop. Trim levels include the sDrive30i, turbocharged sDrive35i and high-performance sDrive35is. All three have standard Dynamic Drive Control, a feature that allows drivers to vary steering and accelerator settings to suit their tastes. ... 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
  • Higher-performance sDrive35is trim
  • No-cost automatic transmission (sDrive30i)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Standard adjustable drivetrain settings

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.