2014 BMW Z4

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$48,950

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2014 BMW Z4
2014 BMW Z4

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Acceleration
  • Handling
  • Driving ease
  • Compelling styling

The bad:

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

3 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 BMW Z4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Power-folding hardtop
  • Seats two
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Higher-performance sDrive35is version
  • Standard adjustable drivetrain settings

2014 BMW Z4 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The two-seat Z4 roadster has a standard folding hardtop. It’s available in four-cylinder sDrive28i, six-cylinder sDrive35i and high-performance sDrive35is form, all of which are turbocharged. Competitors include the Nissan 370Z, Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class, Audi TT and Porsche Boxster.

New for 2014
There are no significant changes.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Unique bumpers, tailpipes and mirrors on sDrive35is
  • Available aerodynamic kit emulates sDrive35is look

Interior Highlights

  • Simulated leather seats
  • Available leather upholstery and sport seats
  • Brushed aluminum trim
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and iPod connectivity
  • Available heated seats and steering wheel
  • Available navigation system

Under the Hood

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (sDrive28i)
  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (sDrive35i)
  • 335-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (sDrive35is)
  • Six-speed manual transmission
  • Available eight-speed automatic (sDrive28i)
  • Available seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (sDrive35i and sDrive35is)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Available adaptive suspension
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology (sDrive28i)

Safety Features

  • Side-impact airbags with head-protection extensions
  • Knee airbags
  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control
  • Available front and rear parking sensors

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.9
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Best sports car I ever owned

I have owned it for four years and have never been more satisfied with a sports car. Zero problems with this great driving and looking vehicle. I chose it over a Porsche Boxster S for the value and my driving needs. It handles great and has plenty of performance. If I wanted a track car I would have selected the Porsche. The Z4 s35i is a fine balance of luxury craftsmanship and value for the money.

5.0

what a dream!

This car was bought out of state and driven back home. It handled superbly even in heavy traffic and in the rain. Test drive through curvy area was super! There seems to be plenty of room for me (6'), things are laid out well, though it takes some time to master all the settings. If there is a negative thing, it is the placement knob of the master control for the screen, I keep hitting it with my hand or my arm, changing the GPS, placing unwanted calls etc. Have to learn to keep my hands away from it. Manual 6-speed transmission, smooth and with a redline of 7,000 it delivers a good punch. I real pleasure to drive!

5.0

Sweetest convertible to cruise up and down Route 1

It's a fully-loaded BMW, and handles beautifully. It has a great roar and a smooth ride. Hugs curves well. With the top down, causing up the coast, it is especially a thrilling drive.

See all 23 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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