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2006 BMW Z4

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A Year Later--Still WOW
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By Bill
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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Ok, my first review was Feb 2007 and at that time I was wowed by this car. A year later, living in Germany, this car absolutely rocks. On the autobahn this ragtop can cruise as fast as the others (135mph our top speed so far). But we prefer to take the top down on a sunny day and slow- drive in the right lane as everyone looks. It is that hot. We knew we were coming to europe when we purchased but I can truly say that the Z4 was designed with the autobahn in mind and is super cool to drive. Its handling is absolutely on point. It is truly the "roadster" it is purported to be. Hands down, she wins!


Favorite Features

Sport feature for freeway/autobahn stiffens handling well. Sport suspension rocks. The automatic 9 second top up and down is hilariously cool. Front end styling is classic Bavarian stuff. Buy one now before they change anything!


Suggested Improvements

GPS options. Nothing else.


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As good as it gets for under $50k
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By Jay
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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The new 3.0 engine in the si model is incredible. Massive amounts of smooth power, beautiful sound when pushed hard, and a hard to believe 25+ mpg when driven hard. What truly makes the Z4 3.0si great is how well everything works together. The 6-speed manual tranny is perfectly matched to the engines power curve, the brakes have a perfect feel and no fade, the handling with the sport package is race car like.


Favorite Features

Engine, styling, tranny, ohh did I mention the engine?


Suggested Improvements

Tone down the active steering assist a little bit.


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Aw Yeah
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By Bill
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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Sold the Cooper S and amped up from 194 hp to 255 on this 3.0si and we definitely appreciate the increased horsepower. Initially test drove the 3.0 and were quite dissatisfied. Same engine in the 3.0si as in the 07 335si and it shows. Sports and Premium pkgs make this car all muscle and well worth going into a "Roadster" as opposed to a "Sedan" with muscle. The one touch automatic ragtop is absolutely great because it truly is engineered right--tucks in snug and perfect. What else would we expect from Bavaria? Exterior is solid and didn't change in 2007 - so pricewise we scooped up a waiting 2006. Great move. Very glad we did.


Favorite Features

High performance wheels and tires; both analogue and digital readout on the speedo; exterior design is hot.


Suggested Improvements

BMW needs to shake hands with Garmin and get that fantastic Nuvi product in the dash - factory GPS is like a stick and ball in a virtual world.


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Nothing more fun to drive
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By eastofeden
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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si 2dr Hatchback (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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This car is amazing in terms of overall styling and quality. This model looks like BMW designed the coupe first and then sliced the top off to make the convertible. There aren't many of the coupes around so if you like to have an unusual car that performs well, this is it. I've had mine for 7 months and have never seen another one on the road.


Favorite Features

It couldn't be more fun to drive, and it looks great from any angle.


Suggested Improvements

Rear wheel drive has some obvious limitations when driving in ice and snow. It sits very low, so if you are tall, be prepared. Remote lock/unlock is not cooperative.


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Great Roadster
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By Uol_Koras
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2006 BMW Z4 3.0si 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I tested all of the competition (SLK 350, Boxster S, S2000, etc.), and I found the Z4 to be the best in class, especially considering the price. The Z4 has excellent power (and the sound of the I-6 is like tearing silk!), great fuel economy (averaging 26 mpg+ in mixed driving), tight, buttoned-down handling, plenty of room and great safety features.


Favorite Features

Powertrain - smooth, sonorous I-6, rifle-bolt six-speed. Heated seats are nice, and I love the long nose, short deck styling.


Suggested Improvements

Ditch the run-flats to improve the ride a bit, switch to hydraulic steering assist a la the Z4M for improved steering feel.


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