Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The Roadster scored four out of five stars in official Euro NCAP crash tests, which is respectable for a convertible, and the more sturdy Coupe would perform as well. All the latest electronic driver aids for optimising braking, stability and traction are fitted, as are four airbags. Where other Z4s have run-flat tyres, which can still be driven in the event of a puncture, the M versions have normal tyres and come with a tyre repair system and a puncture warning alarm.

The boot capacity is less useable than the standard Z4 due to the relocation of the battery to the boot, which takes a 40-litre bite out of the overall capacity and makes it a more awkward shape. It means it's hard to carry traditional rectangular hard suitcases for a weekend away. The coupe has slightly more space than the roadster and if you release the luggage cover and don’t mind losing the view out the back window, it will carry a fair bit more.

There are a number of storage areas between and behind the seats, as well as the glovebox and small bin in each door.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW Z4 M (06-08).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available