The latest airing of Fifth Gear had Jason Plato searching for the best daily driver used sports car buy for under $7,000 (£5,000). He narrowed his choices down to the E85 Z4, Boxster S and RX-8.
This particular Z4 had 80,000 miles but was still in excellent condition, garnering it Plato’s pick as the best daily driver and practical choice with the best interior, most refinement, best build quality and gas consumption.
The segment provides some tips on what to be wary of when shopping preowned E85 Z4s - listen for a rattling noise from the upper valve train assembly, which could mean that the VANOS unit requires replacing (cost is approximately $1500 for such a fix at the dealer). Also be sure to check the electric … CONTINUED
We’re coming to you live from the 2013 Geneva Motor Show where we’ll be covering all things BMW related for you.
First up is the BMW Z4 LCI (facelift/update), in Valencia Orange Metallic and showing its lightly refreshed headlights and side gills.
The LCI update brings with it 3 new colors for the Z4 - Mineral Grey metallic, Glacier Silver metallic, and the Valencia Orange metallic color seen here. Valencia Orange paint can only be ordered together with a new package which also debuted with the LCI update - Hyper Orange package (also featured in the photos).
This new aesthetic/design package gives the Z4 a black and orange contrasting interior. The bespoke Alcantara door panel trim, like the lower section of the instrument panel, comes in orange. The … CONTINUED
Here’s an ad spot cross-promoting the just released zombie movie Warm Bodies and the BMW Z4 sDrive35is.
Its tagline asks: “What makes you feel the most alive?” The answer of course is the Z4 sDrive35is, with its 335hp N54 inline 6 engine and performance suspension.
The BMW Z4 Roadster represents the interplay of classical proportions and state-of-the-art technology. An updated version of the modern classic is set to arrive in BMW showrooms in time for spring 2013.
The new BMW Z4 represents a time-honored and yet contemporary interpretation of the traditional roadster concept. New exterior features, detailed interior refinements, the new Hyper Orange design package, as well as availability of the full range of BMW ConnectedDrive features all provide fresh impetus and lend the BMW Roadster even greater appeal and individuality.
The new BMW Z4 takes to the stage 25 years after the legendary BMW Z1 began the modern era of BMW Roadsters. That Roadster turned heads when it was unveiled at the 1987 Frankfurt Auto Show not only for its revolutionary … CONTINUED
MWDesign has unveiled their project E89 Z4, dubbed the “Slingshot”. This beautifully customized Z4 not only features power upgrades good for 400hp/400tq, but also a full compliment of handling and cosmetic upgrades - full list inside. Make sure to check out the major eye candy!
Heres the first live action footage of AC Schnitzers E89 Z4, in some nice drifting action on the track being stacked against some other nice tuner cars.
The matte paint color look continues to be hot as a Zpost member puts together what’s probably the world’s first matte gray E89 Z4.