BMW Z4 sDrive 20i M Sport 2dr Auto [Tech Pack] Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £41,715What Car? Target Price£37,094
Review

The Z4 will appeal to those looking for a comfortable and relatively practical convertible sports car. However, if you're looking for something that's primarily precise, fun and exciting to drive, both the Audi TT Roadster and Porsche Boxster outshine it considerably.

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M Sport trim brings an even more aggressive look, although you’re not getting a whole lot more than added style for your money with a sharper-looking body kit, gloss black accents and an M Sport leather steering wheel being the main equipment upgrades. Yes, you also get firmer M Sport suspension and beefier M Sport brakes (on the sDrive30i), but these don't do a lot to make the driving experience more thrilling. 

The sDrive 20i's 194bhp, four-cylinder 2.0-litre engine offers decent performance, but for keener drivers its performance is underwhelming (0-62mph comes in a relatively lazy 6.6 seconds) and it sounds rather dreary and monotonous when accelerating hard. The sluggish eight-speed automatic gearbox, which comes as standard, doesn't add to the sports car theme, either.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH6.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

281

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

161

g/km

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