2015 BMW Z4

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$48,950

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2015 BMW Z4
2015 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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Our 2015 BMW Z4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2015 BMW Z4 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

The rear-wheel-drive two-seat BMW 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 2015
The sDrive35i model now has a standard seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission; the six-speed manual is no longer available on the sDrive35i. The stick shift remains standard on the sDrive28i version. The sDrive35i also gains a standard sport leather steering wheel with paddle shifters.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

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 USB port
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • 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)
  • Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic (sDrive35i and sDrive35is)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Available adaptive suspension
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology (sDrive28i)

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags with head-protection extensions
  • Knee airbag
  • Available front and rear parking sensors

 

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Stunning body design

Comfortable seats, lots of tech, fun to drive. My second Z4 in 14 years and I love it. Like the convertible hardtop better than soft top.

4.9

Fast and fun

This car exceeded my expectations. I was looking for a fun car to drive and wanted a true Roadster. The Z4 35is is just that... a true roadster. This car has "wow" written all over it, from it's unique body style to the solid performance. I am 6' 2" tall and there is plenty of leg room and head clearance in this two seater for me too. I highly recommend this roadster for anyone who wants a true roadster.

4.1

Time will tell

I wanted to replace my Toyota Mr2 with a car that would provide comfort and performance. I believe the BMW Z4 will do the job.

See all 14 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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