Used BMW Z4 2003 - 2009 review

Category: Sports car

Section: Ownership cost

2003 - 2009 review
BMW Z4 (03 - 09)
  • BMW Z4 (03 - 09)
  • BMW Z4 (03 - 09)
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Ownership cost

What used BMW Z4 sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a BMW Z4 sports?

It'll cost plenty to buy and run. Insurance costs are high, spare parts are pricey and a good set of replacement tyres can cost four figures; the rear set last under 10,000 miles if the car is driven hard.

Servicing, however, costs no more than for a 3 Series saloon and, like all BMWs, the interval between pit-stops is worked out by the car, according to how you drive it.

Fuel economy is surprisingly high, at up to 37mpg overall for the 2.0, dropping to 34.4mpg for the 2.5 and 32.8mpg for the 3.0. The 3.2 returns 23mpg, which is respectable given its 338bhp output.