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2011 BMW Z4 Summary


The BMW Z4 reminds us of a more intimate and engaging version of the 6 Series cabrio. The folding hardtop offers the best of coupe and roadster forms with few of the drawbacks of either. The sDrive35is model carries a hefty premium, but it is the most powerful and the best performer. We recommend the base Z4 sDrive30i with its lively engine, especially with the manual gearbox; order ours without the distracting iDrive. We think the Z4 is the best sports car in this class, excepting the Porsche Boxster.

G.R. Whale contributed to this NewCarTestDrive.com report from Los Angeles, with Kirk Bell reporting from New Jersey.

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