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BMW Z4

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BMW Z4

(2019 – present)

    Summary


    The BMW Z4 is a two-seat roadster, with the current version being the third generation model. It was revealed in summer 2018 before going on sale in the UK in early 2019. It was jointly developed with Toyota, and forms the basis for the latest Toyota Supra coupé.

    The current Z4 has a soft-top roof instead of a folding hard-top roof like the previous model as BMW has abandoned folding hard tops on its convertible models. The same move applied to the new BMW 4 Series Convertible that arrived in the UK in early 2021.

    The BMW Z4 has received generally positive reviews from the UK motoring media, although several outlets have pointed out that it is more of a cruiser than a sports car. Based on 29 different UK reviews in our database as of May 2022, the Z4’s Expert Rating of 69% falls 5% short of its mechanically identical twin, the Toyota Supra.

    The Z4 has been praised for its comfort, build quality and improved handling compared to its predecessor. However, it’s still not considered as enjoyable to drive as a Porsche Boxster or Audi TT, while the styling – as on most modern BMWs – has been polarising.

    Key specifications


    Body style: Two-door convertible
    Engine:
    petrol
    Price:
    From £39,545 on-road

    Launched: Spring 2019
    Last updated:
    Replacement due: TBA


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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: September 2019
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 97%
    Child protection: 87%
    Vulnerable road users: 91%
    Safety assist: 76%

    Eco rating


    No eco rating

    As of May 2022, the BMW Z4 has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

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    BMW Z4The BMW Z4 has received generally positive media reviews, although it hasn't scored as highly as the mechanically-identical Toyota Supra.