The Z4 is enjoyable to drive, if not as much fun as you might expect a rear-wheel-drive roadster to be. It’s certainly not as engaging as Audi TT Roadster or Porsche Boxster.
Grip is excellent, but although it’s agile the Z4 isn’t as incisive on twisty roads as those rivals and the steering is short on feel and consistency.
Versions with stiffer M Sport suspension have slightly sharper handling but fidget too much over mid-corner bumps. Adaptive M Sport suspension – an option for all but the 35is models - allows you to choose varying degrees of chassis sportiness.
Every Z4 comes with Drive Performance Control, which lets you tailor the responses of the steering, throttle and stability control system according to different modes.