Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Z4 has a relatively simple but distinctive interior design that adds to the sense of good feeling it offers and visibility is acceptable from the driver’s seat, despite the relatively small rear screen. The driving position feels pleasingly sporty, but when it’s dark and rainy the low seating position and long nose make it feel less manageable and harder to judge when parking or attempting three-point turns.

Build quality is excellent though and all the controls and switches are clearly laid out.

The Z4M is available as a coupe or a roadster but whichever bodystyle you opt for it’s a strict two-seater with a cosy, intimate cabin. Although there’s decent room for either occupant it can quickly start to feel claustrophobic on long journeys, but it’s the crashy ride which is the biggest let down – it means the Z4M is rarely comfortable as a driver or passenger and the suspension soon highlights poorly surfaced roads.

There’s no lumbar adjustment on the seats either and the seat back and isn’t height adjustable, which may be uncomfortable for taller drivers. At higher speeds there’s also a lot of tyre and road noise