BMW Z4 Owner’s Guide

If you’ve ever imagined yourself driving through the winding roads of the Hill Country in a sporty convertible with the top down and the sun beaming on you as you glide through the curves, then the only thing you need to complete that picture is the BMW Z4. This sports car was designed for drivers that love to take to the open road in style.

The BMW Z4 Essentials

The BMW Z4 is one of today’s top 10 luxury sports cars for many reasons. From the ample power in the engine (even with the 4-cylinder option) to the upscale interior components to the convenience of technological innovations, the Z4 is a dream to drive without completely wiping out your bank account.

The Z4 is a beauty, but she has a beast of an engine under the hood. This car was built to go fast, handle like it’s on rails and sit low to the ground without subjecting the driver to a rough ride. Performance features include:

• 240-335 horsepower
• 33 MPG (highway)
• 4-cylinder or 6-cylinder
• 6-speed manual transmission
• Rear-wheel drive
• Three engine configurations to choose from
• BMW EfficientDynamics reduces emissions and fuel consumption
• Go from hard-top to convertible in 19 seconds, even while driving
• Driving Dynamics Control lets you select from three driving modes
• Driving Stability Control System

Being that the Z4 is a two-seater there isn’t as much interior space as other types of vehicles, but owners say that there is plenty of headroom and legroom. What the BMW Z4 lacks in interior space it more than makes up for in luxury and comfort. The interior features elegant finishes and plush leatherette upholstery along with intuitive controls. There is also automatic climate control to keep you comfortable whether the top is up or down. Only the best materials and build components were used in the interior of the Z4 to give it the luxury finishes that set it apart from other similarly priced models.

Tech Components
One way that BMW enhances the ride is by stocking the Z4 with all the latest technological advances. Now getting where you need to go is easier and more enjoyable than ever. Tech highlights include:

• BMW ConnectedDrive
• Onboard navigation with 8.8” display
• 11-speaker sound system
• Bluetooth connectivity
• USB port

Upgrades and Options
The standard Z4 model has more than enough features to please even the most discerning sports car enthusiast. But always eager to please, BMW offers a number of upgrades and options for Z4 owners that want a truly custom sports car. Owners can choose from options like:

• Hyper Orange Package
• Sport M Package
• 8-speed automatic transmission
• Heated seats
• Heated steering wheel
• Parking sensors

Common Problems, Service and Maintenance on the BMW Z4

The BMW Z4 is a serious machine that has proven to be highly reliable. But even the most reliable models have issues from time to time. Below are the repair and maintenance needs that are most commonly cited by Z4 owners:

• Oil drips under the hood from leaks in the valve cover gasket
• Coolant leaks from the expansion tank
• Failure in the thrust rod brushings
• Hydraulic pump corrosion
• Coolant leaks in the water pump
• Coolant leaks in the radiator
• Thermostat failure

Austin, TX BMW service doesn’t get better than German Auto Center. As a Bosch-authorized service center we are one of the best-equipped BMW repair shops in Austin. We have the best tools, expert technicians and over 35 years of experience working on all BMW makes and models, including the Z4. Call today to schedule a time to come in and speak with one of our BMW technicians.

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