BMW Z4 roadster (2009-2016) - Interior & comfort

Easy to live with, the BMW Z4 is a comfortable motorway cruiser

Carbuyer Rating

2.9 out of 5

Interior & comfort Rating

3.5 out of 5

Bearing in mind that the BMW Z4 is a two-seater sports car, it's actually quite practical and comes with a lot of equipment as standard. The folding metal roof means the interior is as quiet as a normal car’s, but it can still quickly transform into an open-top roadster.

BMW Z4 dashboard

Behind the wheel, you notice that a lot of thought has gone into making the Z4 feel very special. All the materials used feel robust and look good, with soft-touch material in evidence throughout, including on top of the dashboard.

The sat-nav and infotainment system is controlled by the BMW iDrive wheel, which sits on the centre console and lets you operate all the main functions.

Equipment

Even the basic BMW Z4 sDrive gets 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity, bright xenon headlights and automatic wipers. The stereo offers DAB digital radio and a CD player that has MP3 playback capability.

M Sport models add 18-inch alloy wheels, carbon-aluminium interior trim, restyled alloys, stiffer suspension, a sports steering wheel and body-hugging seats.

The top-of-the-range Z4 sDrive35is gets unique 18-inch alloys, adaptive suspension (which can be adjusted to be stiffer or more comfortable), a seven-speed automatic gearbox and a louder sports exhaust.

Options

All models can be specced with a host of extras, including a heated steering wheel. You can beef up the stereo by adding one of BMW’s loudspeaker systems that adds extra speakers and power output, costing from £575. A Comfort package is available for £1,550, adding cruise control, a wind deflector, more storage, parking sensors and auto-dimming mirrors. We think it's well worth the outlay. A couple of Design packages alter the interior trim and upholstery, throwing in a few extras such as sports seats, but these are expensive at over £2,000 a pop.

Recommended

BMW Z4 roadster review
BMW Z4 Roadster
BMW Z4
24 Jan 2022

BMW Z4 roadster review

Top 10 best convertibles 2022
2021 MINI Convertible driving with roof down
Best cars
8 Sep 2021

Top 10 best convertibles 2022

Most Popular

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light
Car technology
22 Jun 2022

Engine management light: top 5 causes of amber engine warning light

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022
2021 Citroen Ami
Best cars
16 Jun 2022

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2022

Top 10 best electric SUVs 2022
Skoda Enyaq charging
Best cars
24 Jun 2022

Top 10 best electric SUVs 2022

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
23 Mar 2022

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Electric car charging station
Tips and advice
5 Nov 2021

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Car buying
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
20 Jun 2022

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors 2022
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022
Ioniq 5
Best cars
25 Apr 2022

Top 10 best electric cars 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022
Nissan Leaf front
Best cars
3 May 2022

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022
Audi RS 3 driving - front view
Hot hatches
24 Jun 2022

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2022