2013 BMW Z4 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Alpine White
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,627 - $29,264
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
Source: NHTSA.gov
MPG (up to)
22 City / 34 HWY
Horsepower
240-335
Seats
2

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.7 Overall Score
Performance 3.7Comfort 3.5Styling 3.8Value 3.2

Editor's Overview

The Z4 is BMW's take on the classic roadster, but one with all of today's amenities and the luxury touches you'd expect from a BMW. Available with a trio of engine choices and a long list of options that can easily drive up the $48,000 base price, all Z4 models feature a retractable hardtop that enhances the 2-seater's security and style.

BMW Z4 Models & Trims

chevronDown icon sDrive28i $21,627 - $24,516
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon sDrive35i $24,105 - $27,770
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon sDrive35is $25,515 - $29,264
Horsepower: 335 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$21,627 - $24,516
$24,105 - $27,770

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0
3.0
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Standard
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Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
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Standard
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Standard

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

Heated Steering Wheel
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 (in.)
42.2 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
- TBD - (in.)
- TBD - (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Second Head Room

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
10.900/6.400 (cu. ft.)
10.900/6.400 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Standard
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Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
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Standard
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Standard

CD Player

CD Player
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Standard
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Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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Not Available
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Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Not Available
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Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
2
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Standard
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Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
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Standard
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Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
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Standard
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Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Standard
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Standard

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
P225/35R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.3 (in.)
98.3 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.1 (ft.)
35.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
167 (in.)
167 (in.)

Width

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

Weight

Weight
3263 - 3307 (.lbs)
3494 - 3527 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
300 (hp)

Torque

Torque
260 (ft. lbs.)
300 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 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
28 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
34 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
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Optional
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Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks
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ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Standard
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
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Standard
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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Standard
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HID Headlights

HID Headlights
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Standard
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Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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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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Standard
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Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

Crash Test Ratings Currently Not Available

Safety Features

  • Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual-airbag Supplementary Restraint System
  • Side-impact airbags
  • Mechanism for disabling the deployment of the front, knee and passenger's-side airbag; includes indicator light (see your BMW Z4 Roadster Owner's Manual for further details)
  • Crash sensor activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Active Knee Protection
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Rollover Protection System
  • BMW assist -inc: Bluetooth, combox controller (w/609 Navigation System -inc: Online Info Services)

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Oct 7, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 7, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V627000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
Consequence:
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
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Service Brakes, Hydraulic Sep 26, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 26, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V454000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
Consequence:
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin in November 2013. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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