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2016 BMW Z4

$27,107 — $45,543 USED
Convertible
2 Seats
20-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2016 BMW Z4 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 BMW Z4
  • Power-folding hardtop standard
  • Seats two
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Higher-performance sDrive35is version
  • Adjustable drivetrain settings standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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

What drivers are saying

4.7
10 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.3)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.4)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Very sporty and great car to drive!

by Ryan from Upstate NY on June 4, 2018

The Z4 is fun. If you want to drive fast or just put the top down and cruise it is a car to own. The added packages like M suspension make the drive very comfortable. The seats and leg room are ... Read full review

(4.0)

Acura TL SH

by jimbo from New York on December 31, 2017

i bought this car following my retirement, just for fun to drive around my neighborhood and to go to the beach. I choose the smaller engine since i don't intend to race. I would have preferred the ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 BMW Z4 currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 BMW Z4 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Z4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker