BMW Z4 

  • $66k built in Unknown
  • 2013
  • 335 HP 3.0L
In the Drive Performance Control’s Comfort mode (DPC adjusts throttle response, stability control, steering weight and the Adaptive M Sport suspension), the Z4 feels fuzzy-edged, and short, sharp bumps clatter through to the cabin.
by EVO (May, 2013)
From fast to efficient, the BMW Z4's engine range offers more choice than most roadsters for those concerned about gas mileage.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Road Tests Real world tests of the BMW Z4

0-60mph

Z4 sDrive35is
7.02 s
Veyron
2.7 s
BMW Z8
4.2 s

1/4 mile

Z4 sDrive35is
15.57 s
Veyron
10.2 s
BMW Z8
12.7 s

Data points Key details of the BMW Z4

Price

Z4 sDrive35is
$66k
Veyron
$1.50M
BMW Z8
$130k

Horsepower

Z4 sDrive35is
335 HP
Veyron
987 HP
MX-5 Miata
170 HP

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Powertrain

Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual, an 8-speed automatic, or a 7-speed double-clutch automatic, with the latter being the only option in top-end sDrive35is models.
by KBB (May, 2013)
Transmission choices are a 6-speed manual, an 8-speed automatic, or a 7-speed double-clutch automatic, with the latter being the only option in top-end sDrive35is model.
by KBB (Jun, 2013)
An optional eight-speed automatic also provides quick and smooth shifts, though it leaves the car feeling somewhat less spirited.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Transmission

With the standard six-speed manual ’box, the 35i will do 0-62mph in 5.2sec; opt for the eight-speed auto and that drops to 5.1sec.
by EVO (May, 2013)
No matter your engine or transmission choice, the Z4 is an exceptionally satisfying car to drive.
by KBB (Jun, 2013)
Quick-shifting and easy to use with the steering-wheel-mounted paddles (or left to its own devices in automatic mode), the dual-clutch gearbox offers the best of both manual and automatic worlds.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Interior

Inside the Z4's cabin, the layout is more cockpit-like and driver-oriented than larger BMW vehicles.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)
The interior of the 2013 Z4 is beautifully appointed and has plenty of smaller cubbies—though cargo space is tight.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
A sleek, sophisticated interior design theme pairs with the iDrive system and its advanced technologies well, though some may find the center stack cluttered.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)

Body style

While just about every convertible looks good with the top down, the Z4 is one of the few whose aesthetics are equally as impressive top-up.
by KBB (Jun, 2013)
That it can transform from a sleek and cozy coupe to a wind-in-the-hair chariot in 20 seconds feels like icing on the cake.
by KBB (Jun, 2013)
All said, it's the Z4's folding hardtop that might be its best feature; it can raise or lower in 20 seconds with a console switch, and it quickly transforms from an open-top roadster to a cozy coupe.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)

Performance

Choices are a 240-horsepower 4-cylinder engine or a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder tuned to either 300 or 335 horsepower.
by KBB (Jun, 2013)
Big, smoothly modulating brakes feel responsive and firm, with exactly the confidence you'd hope for in virtually all conditions.
by The Car Connection (Sep, 2012)
The sportiest version is the third, extracting 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque.
by The Car Connection (Apr, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand BMW
Price $65,800
Type of car Production car
Year 2013
City mileage 17 MPG
Highway mileage 24 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.59 lb/hp
Maximum hp 335 HP @ 5,900 RPM
Maximum torque 332 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM
Engine placement Front
Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.1 feet
Steering system Unknown

engine

Displacement 2,979 cc
Cylinders I6
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.53 in
Valvetrain DOHC

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,549 lb
Width 70.5 in
Height 50.6 in
Length 166.9 in
Front track width 59.5 in
Wheelbase 98.3 in
Has a rear spoiler No

road tests

1/4 mile 15.57 s
0-60mph 7.02 s
Lateral acceleration 0.89 g

design

Body style Coupe
Top type Hard removable

transmission

Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Automatic
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 7 gears
Paddle shifters N/A

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Independent
Rear suspension Multi link, Independent
Front brakes 13.7 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 12.8 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheels 225/40 18
Wheel material Alloy
Wheel material Alloy
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