BMW Z4 Roadster Review from Australia and New Zealand

2004 BMW Z4 Roadster 2.5

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.5 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance125000 kilometres
Previous carSAAB 9000

Summary:

Great fun head turner

Faults:

Passenger mirror fell off, motor in the soft top died, and ABS sensors were faulty.

General Comments:

Love this car. Got it in black with 19 inch M rims. Car has also been lowered, and looks fantastic. Best looking convertible on the road. Get looks from people everyday, especially with the roof down.

The car is not super quick, but in the wet when you put your foot down, it will give you a smile (even with the traction control on). Love the sport button, gives you extra kick off the line (if you need it, which you don't).

The 2.5 litre engine is good, but would have loved the 3 litre; get that one if you can.

Getting an average of 11 litres per 100 kms around town, so pretty happy with that.

I bought this car after looking for a long time; I live in Brisbane, and bought it from Victoria and had it shipped up. If looking to get one, look online, it was heaps cheaper to buy from Vic than up here (go figure!!?)

Anyhow, great car. Best car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th May, 2011

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review