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2021 BMW Z4
$49,700 — $63,700 MSRP
2 Seats
25-28 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • M40i acceleration and exhaust note
  • Quiet (for a convertible)
  • Excellent balance
  • Driver-oriented dashboard

The Bad

  • Steering needs more feedback
  • Interior storage space lacking
  • No manual transmission
2021 BMW Z4 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2021 BMW Z4
  • Android Auto now standard
  • Two-seat, soft-top roadster
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 10.25-inch multimedia screen
  • Collaboration with Toyota

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2021 BMW Z4 Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2021 BMW Z4?

The BMW Z4 is a two-seat soft-top sports car that comes with rear-wheel drive and a choice of two engines: a 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 382-hp, turbo 3.0-liter inline-six. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. 

The current Z4 debuted as a 2019 model and 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 2021 BMW Z4?

Android Auto smartphone compatibility is now standard, along with a one-year subscription to SiriusXM with 360L satellite radio. 

What Features in the 2021 BMW Z4 Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • 18-inch wheels
  • Black soft-top with heated glass rear window
  • Digital instrument panel
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Forward collision warning with city collision mitigation

Available features include: 

  • Heated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Head-up display
  • Wireless device charging
  • Harman Kardon stereo
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning

Should I Buy the 2021 BMW Z4?

The Z4 is a balanced sports car, and the M40i version offers strong acceleration and a rousing exhaust note. The steering could use more feedback, however, and some purists will bemoan the lack of a manual transmission.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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Most Reliable car I have owned.

by PeytonGa sportscarfan from Georgia USA on November 30, 2020

This car met all my needs its comfort was wow. It was easy to drive.It was a really really nice car. I also loved the color red on it. Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2021 BMW Z4 currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2021 BMW Z4 has not been tested.


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


  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


  • View All CPO Program Details

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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.

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