2021 BMW Z4

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$49,700

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2021 BMW Z4
2021 BMW Z4

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2021 BMW Z4 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2021 BMW Z4 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Most Reliable car I have owned.

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.

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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
36 months/36,000 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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