2020 BMW Z4

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2020 BMW Z4
2020 BMW Z4

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • New styling is more cohesive
  • M40i acceleration and exhaust note
  • Strong brakes with Track Handling Package
  • Quiet (for a convertible)
  • Excellent balance
  • Driver-oriented dashboard

The bad:

  • Steering needs more feedback
  • No lane keep assist
  • Interior storage space lacking
  • Handling feels vague without performance option
  • Android Auto not offered
  • No manual transmission

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Last built in 2016
  • Two-seat, soft-top roadster
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Two trims: sDrive 30i and sDrive M40i
  • 10.25-inch multimedia screen
  • Collaboration with Toyota

2020 BMW Z4 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 BMW Z4?

New for 2019, the BMW Z4 is a two-seat soft-top sports car that comes with rear-wheel drive and a choice of two turbocharged engines: a 255-horsepower, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a new 382-hp, turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Z4 is the result of a collaboration between BMW and Toyota; for its part, the Japanese automaker launched a new version of its famed Supra. Z4 competitors include the Mercedes-Benz SLC-Class and Audi TT

What’s New on the 2020 BMW Z4?

A new 382-hp sDrive M40i model joins the lineup this year. 

What Features in the 2020 BMW Z4 Are Most Important?

Standard features include 18-inch wheels, a black soft-top with a heated glass rear window, a digital instrument panel, a 10.2-inch touchscreen multimedia system, navigation, Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, forward collision warning and city collision mitigation. Options include heated seats, a heated steering wheel, an adaptive suspension, a head-up display, wireless charging, a Wi-Fi hot spot and a Harman Kardon surround-sound system. 

Should I Buy the 2020 BMW Z4?

The Z4 is a balanced sports car, and the M40i version offers strong acceleration and a rousing exhaust note. We also like the strong brakes in the optional Track Handling Package. The steering could use more feedback, and some purists will bemoan the lack of a manual transmission. There’s no Android Auto connectivity, either. 

Consumer reviews

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

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Fastest and coolest car I have ever owned.

I upgraded to the 2020 Z4 M40i after having a 2006 Z4 3.0i. The exterior styling and sound gets looks and complements at least once a day when driving. The interior is modern and has lots of the most up to date technology, although I wish less plastic was used. It drives awesome, and I am very pleased with the car.

5.0

Its a Cool Ride

At first I was skeptical. I was actually in the market for either the Porsche Cayman or 911. I did my analysis and discovered the Z4 compares pretty well with the Cayman. After test driving both cars, I fell in love with the Z4 and its M specs!!

4.9

What an incredibly fun car!

We purchased the Z4 M40i model. While not the fastest sports car it certainly does not leave us wanting for more power. The ride and handling exceeded our expectations. We drove it 600 miles back home after purchasing and it was a very good long distance cruiser and returned 35 mpg going 85 mph. Pretty impressive for this level of performance. Wind buffeting is well controlled and at highway speeds with the top down and window up you are able to carry on a conversation at a normal level. The sound of the exhaust is awesome especially in sport mode. It pops and crackles and brings a grin to our faces. A few gripes though. 1. Storage inside is pretty limited as expected in such a small car but I think there were missed opportunities in several areas. 2. The base audio is not very good. I would highly recommend getting the upgraded Harmon Kardon. I had that system in my 428 and it was really good. Overall it is an awesome car and we are completely happy with our purchase.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
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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