2016 BMW Z4

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$49,700

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2016 BMW Z4
2016 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 2016 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

2016 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 2016
Sport seats are now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • CD stereo with MP3 jack and USB port
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Heated seats and steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Navigation system
  • Adaptive suspension

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I love that car and enjoy every moment I drive it.

The car I always wanted. Paid $28,000 for the car and spend $26,000 in repairs using my 3rd party warranty. Car is like new and fun to drive. Repairs were split even between engine, roof and roof hydraulic. The car had only 24K miles on when I bought it. Car is a bless to drive.

5.0

This car has a lot to offer.

Bought car in February ‘22. Wow. It is a great vehicle. I know I am in the honeymoon stage but… so what? Performance, especially lane changes, is notable and fun. Increased acceleration when briefly passing, is so satisfying. The roof is magical. With top up, the car is luxurious; down, sporty. The seats are comfortable

5.0

As exciting to drive as it is to look at!

I love everything about this car! The fit, finish, design, performance and sound are all phenomenal. Exceeded my expectations in every aspect! If you like flashy cars and people looking at you, this car is for you.

See all 17 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
View all cpo program details

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