Used BMW Z4 for sale
The BMW Z4 is a premium, grown-up, soft-top sports car that makes use of the typical premium fit and finish we're used to seeing from that of a BMW.
Following on from the first and second generation Z4, the third generation was introduced in 2018 and is often referred to as the G29.
First impressions of the Z4 remind us of the old sports car roadster recipe; rear-wheel drive with a soft top.
Elsewhere, the BMW Z4 offers:
- Striking style
- Typical BMW premium fit and finish
- Impressive infotainment
- A mix of versions
Discover if a used BMW Z4 is the car for you below.
Engines and Driving Experience
A trio of petrol engines are available for the Z4 which include:
- 2.0-litre, badged sDrive 20i with 194bhp/returning circa 40mpg
- 2.0-litre, badged sDrive 30i with 255bhp/returning circa 39mpg
- 3.0-litre, badged M40i with 335bhp/returning circa 35mpg
The entry-level sDrive 20i takes 6.6 seconds to do the 0 to 62mph dash, which will be plentiful for most, whilst the sDrive 30i drops to just 5.3 seconds. The pick of the range is the M40i, which devours the 0 to 62mph sprint in just 4.5 seconds - M car territory figures. This is thanks to all Z4s featuring an 8-speed automatic transmission.
To drive, the Z4 feels nice and tight as you'd expect from a BMW, whilst also being grown-up, classy and refined. It may not be as fine or sharp as an M car, but the M40i places itself with other textbook roadster and sports cars from the likes of Porsche and Audi.
Practicality and Running Costs
Being a sports car, practicality isn't going to be epic, but in the Z4, it's not bad by any means.
The Z4 faces stiff competition in the form of the Porsche Boxster and Audi TT Roadster, but you'll find a bit more space in the BMW, along with good sized storage spaces and a decent sized glovebox.
And no matter whether you have the roof up or down in the Z4, the boot size remains unchanged - it also offers a little more space than its competition, with 281 litres on offer. The Audi offers just one litre less, with 280 litres, whilst the Boxster's three boot spaces add up to 275 litres.
Interior, Technology and Safety
Interior ambiance of the Z4 is very nice, and you're not going to complain spending time behind the wheel due to the smart digital instrument cluster. There is also a crisp infotainment display which is part of this enhanced BMW era of car, which goes toe to toe with Audi. This, teamed with the overall feel of the Z4, ensures you're behind the wheel of something premium.
A full five-star Euro NCAP crash test score ensures the BMW Z4 is also very safe, with various feature available across the range, such as:
- Stability control
- Tyre pressure monitoring
- Autonomous emergency braking
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane keeping assist
- Reversing assist
Is the BMW Z4 right for me?
If you are in the market for a sports car, but want one that can that can smash daily duties with ease too, then the BMW Z4 is definitely worth a look.
The Audi TT is available in both coupé and convertible body styles and is arguably one of the best daily sports cars available. And both the Z4 and Audi both have their positives and negatives, which means it will come down to personal preference.
On the other hand, the Porsche Boxster is arguably one of the greatest handling cars on sale, and being a Porsche, it will feel more special than both the BMW and Audi.
Either of these three sports cars will make a fine choice, however.
Why purchase a used BMW Z4 through Evans Halshaw?
At Evans Halshaw, we have a wide variety of quality used vehicles for you to choose from. Each car is carefully selected by our expert teams before making its way through the rigorous preparation process, where it is inspected by a qualified technician and then fully valeted throughout.
All of our vehicles are fully HPI checked, giving you peace of mind when making a decision. In addition, we're able to offer same-day delivery on a selection of used cars, meaning you never have to wait for the car you want.
If you'd like some advice on picking the right car for you, or you've spotted a vehicle and want more information, please contact your nearest Evans Halshaw dealership, where one of our friendly associates will be more than happy to help.