The newest addition to the BMW Z4 series has surpassed the older models in perks and style. Cool is a given for this roadster, but one of the highlights of the newest model is the lightweight retractable aluminum hardtop which stows quickly and neatly into the boot.

A 6-cylinder petrol engine with 6-speed manual transmission, the Z4 zips from 0-62 in about 5 seconds in the new 35i due its twin turbo. Top speeds can reach 155mph in this series while handling with exceptional agility and smoothness. The lines on the Z4 are not only eye-candy for the roadster lover, but provide the aerodynamics that result in a truly supple feel in such a sporty and slick ride.

Fuel economy and environmental impact are honorable for the Z4. It is constructed with lightweight materials and employs stop-start technology and brake energy regeneration, all of which improve fuel economy. Fuel consumption is reported at around 31mpg with CO2 emissions around 200g/km.

The low-slung seats in the BMW Z4 are adjustable either manually or electronically, offering drivers of any height a comfortable ride with ample interior room for driver and passenger alike. Storage space is small and even more so when the roof is down, but a few bags or suitcases can be fitted into the boot. The roof folds up or down in a mere 20 seconds with the push of one button, adding nicely to the panache of the BMW Z4 Coupe.

Drivers of the Z4 won’t likely have any complaints. Tyres grip the pavement with tenacity while the ride is smooth and swift, handling even the poorest of surfaces with ease. Noise levels in the cabin are surprisingly low with the hood up and the optional wind deflector helps lessens noise when the roof is down. Simple dashboard layout with a sheik alloyed details in the cabin are what buyers have come to expect from BMW.

Standard safety features for the BMW Z4 include impact-dependent front and side driver and passenger airbags, rollover protection, ABS, tyre puncture warning system, and crash-sensor activations, to name a few. A first-aid kit and warning triangle are staples of BMW safety and are included in all new vehicles.

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