Base MSRP price range:
$48,950 - $65,800
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BMW Z4 Overview

The Z4 looks sharp but isn't as entertaining as we expect a sports car to be. Handling is capable and secure, but vague steering, a penchant for understeer, and a jittery ride undermine the fun factor. Its 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder is plenty powerful and returned 28-mpg overall, but it has a diesel-like idle. The six-speed manual is precise but slightly notchy. An eight-speed automatic is optional, as are powerful six-cylinder engines that come with a seven-speed sequential transmission. The well-finished cabin has plenty of leg and head room but feels narrow. iDrive controls can be fussy, especially with a manual transmission. The retractable hardtop keeps it fairly quiet inside.

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