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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The Z4 was awarded a four star Euro NCAP rating for crash safety, which is on par with other roadsters. It's fitted with a host of electronic safety aids such as fixed roll-over hoops and four airbags. Cars from 2006 get brake pre-tensioning, which primes the brakes if the car anticipates a potential accident situation and brake drying, which dries the discs by occasionally gently applying the pads.

For a two-seat convertible space isn't bad. The boot is a decent size that will take a suitcase and overnight bag, and if you keep the roof up you can increase the amount of boot space by collapsing the storage compartment for the roof out of the way. The fabric roof itself drops at a touch of the button and takes just ten seconds to open or close.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW Z4 Roadster (03-08).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • 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:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator

Edition Exclusive equipment

Edition Exclusive standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
Edition Exclusive optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim

Edition Sport equipment

Edition Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
Edition Sport optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Partial leather seat trim

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Service indicator
SE optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
Sport optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint