The Z4 is a modern interpretation of all the classic roadster features - a long and sweeping hood, a long wheelbase, short overhangs and a low seating position in a cockpit that is set back. The design of the car is all new and characterized by the interplay of convex and concave surfaces, hard edges and curves. This interplay of surfaces creates new transitions of light and shadow from every angle, giving the Z4 an eye-catching visual character. The new body offers the roadster aficionado not only a spacious cockpit with a design that echoes the nature of the exterior, it also boasts a large luggage compartment offering about nine cubic feet of space, which is large enough for two golf bags. The soft roof comes with a heated glass rear window and folds in a Z-shaped configuration. An integrated tonneau cover eliminates the need for an attachable boot. The available fully automatic top can be raised or lowered in about 10 seconds. The Z4's wide track, extremely low center of gravity, optimum 50:50 weight distribution and very precise electric power steering help give the new Z4 its outstanding agility. Fade-free high-performance brakes, standard Run-Flat tires and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with an on-demand traction mode contribute to outstanding safety in all driving situations.
Company press release, last updated before 12 / 01 / 2004
The BMW Z4 is absolutely primo, I love the design! Not only that, but the performance is very, very nice, somewhere in-between a Boxster and a Boxster S, I understand, but it costs less then the very bottom entry level Porsche, now that's a performance bargain! The Z4 uses the same 170kw engine that features in the E39 530i and the 330(c)i, but because of its smaller frame and reduced weight, this time, the engine propels the Z4 roadster to 100kmph (60mph) in just under 6 seconds! The Z4 is a MASSIVE improvement on the Z3, and even though I'm 6'4, I can fit in it extremely well, with some room to spare! Good job BMW!
The BMW Z4 is the best car this year!!
The BMW Z4 is the best car this year, The design is beautiful. When you see this car in the street then you will wan't to shoot the driver. This has got to be one of my favourite cars of all time!
the z3 is the best roadster in the world,the z3 will still the best design for a roadster even after many years ,no tt no slk , but the z4 is not an ugly design like the new e65 and the new e60,i always believe that bmw is the car,but now after a very strange desings i have nothing to say cuz i care about the design more about power ,any brand can make a powerfull car ,but what about the design ...... when i first saw the z4 i felt that the car is feeling sad and bad,it is not as sexy as the z3.