I traded in my 740iL for something a little smaller and more fun to drive and was not disappointed. I have been driving BMW since the early 90s and have had nothing but positive experiences with them all. I started in Europe where the BMW is at home on the autobahn then moved here to the States. The Z4 is quick and nimble, and though I chose the smaller 2.5 it has more than enough power to get things moving. Mileage is great for the power it has. The engine is typical BMW, VERY smooth and quiet. Trunk space is large for the class but interior storage is lacking. I have the sport suspension which is, at times, stiff enough to jar you when large bumps are found. Handling is great.
Top down through the twisties. Perfect motor response. Nice sounds. Wonderful styling.
Better visibility with the top up. More interior storage.
Bought the car in August 2006, great car. First BMW, as I was told many times, every little detail is thought through. Automatic windshield wipers, automatic lights, on board computer etc. Was a little disappointed with performance, could be faster in straight lines, but very impressive in curvy roads. Love the stability control, really helps the rear from staying where it should. A great fun car with no backseat. I love it.
Stability control, quickness to open the top, great in curvy roads. Gorgeous lines. MPG on highway (close to 30).
MPG in town (barely 20), HP for the smaller engine - which was on later model. Run flats - run flats will never work as well as a good Z rated tire.
The Z4 is the most enjoyable car I have ever owned. It has exceeded my expectations and I am constantly looking for an excuse to go anyware so I can get behind the wheel and drive. In one word, it is simply FUN!
Power top, radio with iPod option, responsive way the car drives.
Bought car with 28,000 miles on it and it's a dream sports car. Great performance, responsive and quiet, even with the top down. It's nearly as quiet as my lexus with the top up. Very comfortable, very fast, very happy. I'm always looking for a reason to drive somewhere.
Handling and interior comfort.
Interior storage space a bit awkward to get to. Don't do it until you're stopped.