ABS and ESC standard. Side air bags standard.
The Z4 is a refined and luxurious convertible with a power-operated hard top that can open or close in 20 seconds. Power comes from smooth, punchy six-cylinder engines. A newly available 7-speed automated manual works very well. Handling is not as sporty as that of the Porsche Boxster or Mercedes-Benz SLK, but the ride is quite civilized now. BMW improved the electric steering from the last Z4, but it still falls short on feedback. The cabin is still tight and with typical options the price can easily reach $60,000.