You feel pleasantly cocooned once you’ve dropped into one of the Z4’s seats, yet it’s one of the most practical cars in its class, with decent leg and head room, and more shoulder room than most.
The Z4’s long doors are a mixed blessing – on the one hand there’s good access when they’re fully open. On the other, their length means that it can be tricky to open them fully in tight parking spaces, which can actually make it harder to get in.
Storage space is better than average up front, with a useful space under the central armrest and pop-out door bins that are handy, if not large enough for a big drinks bottle.
There’s a usefully sized glovebox and models without sat-nav have a lidded cubby at the top of the centre console.