2021 BMW Z4

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2021 BMW Z4
2021 BMW Z4

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

170.7” x 51.4”


Rear-wheel drive



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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Our 2021 BMW Z4 trim comparison will help you decide.

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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 4.7
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


The purchase experience of buying my BMW Z4

My car was delivered to me at my home and Aaron the genius spent over 30 minutes going over the car. He was truly a genius in knowing all the high tech controls. .


Purchase of BMW Z4

My car was delivered to me at my home and Aaron the genius spent over 30 minutes going over the car. He was truly a genius in knowing all the high tech controls. .


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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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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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