2008 BMW Z4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Silver Gray
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,835 - $31,654
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
18 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
215-330
Seats
2

How 2008 BMW Z4 Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 BMW Z4 If...

If you're seeking autobahn-inspired driving characteristics in a small, two-seat coupe, the 2008 BMW Z4 tops a very short list of possibilities. The list becomes even shorter if you're looking for a front engine, rear-wheel-drive car.

BMW Z4 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon 3.0si $13,099 - $15,794
Horsepower: 255 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 330 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 215 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

4.5
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It's well built and high quality

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I like the style and performance, but I don't like the costs for maintenance and parts.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,099 - $15,794
$27,441 - $31,654

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 (hp)
330 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0L DOHC 24
3.2L DOHC 24
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
Optional
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Standard
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 (in.)
42 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.3 (in.)
37.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.1-12.0 (cu. ft.)
10.1-12.0 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Standard
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AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Leather
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
2
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40R18
P225/45ZR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.2 (in.)
98.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
32.2 (ft.)
34.3 (ft.)

Length

Length
161.1 (in.)
161.9 (in.)

Width

Width
70.1 (in.)
70.1 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3086 - 3156 (.lbs)
3197 - 3230 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
255 (hp)
330 (hp)

Torque

Torque
220 (ft. lbs.)
262 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
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Not Available
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Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 (gal.)
14.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
23 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

City

City
18 (mpg)
15 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
28 (mpg)
22 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Optional
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
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Optional
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Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
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Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) *
  • Dual supplemental restraint system (SRS)-inc: 2-stage Smart airbags, passenger disable switch w/indicator light
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Active knee protection airbags
  • Safety belts w/pretensioners & force limiters
  • LATCH attachment of child-restraint safety seat
  • Advanced crash safety management (ACSM) for safety system deployment
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC III)-inc: all-speed traction control, dynamic traction control, electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, start-off assistant, cornering brake control *
  • Automatic fuel cutoff on severe impact
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Daytime running lights *
  • Rollover protection *
  • Isofix attachment of child-restraint safety seat
  • Dynamic stability control (DSC III)-inc: dynamic brake control, cornering brake control *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

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Engine And Engine Cooling Oct 30, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 30, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V683000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2008-2011 128i and 2007-2011 328i, 328xi, 328i xDrive, 525i, 525xi, 528i, 528xi, 530i, 530xi, X3 3.0si, X3 xDrive30i, X5 xDrive30i, Z4 3.0i, Z4 3.0si and Z4 sDrive30i vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.
Consequence:
An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 18, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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