2008 BMW Z4 M User Reviews
- $25,064 - $25,745
- Excellent fuel economy, great performance
- Rides a little rough, but that works well at high speeds
Purchased As New
Great performance in this little 6-cyl. roadster. A real treat to drive. Excellent acceleration from 0-60 and from 60-100. Speed tops out at around 165 mph. Car holds the road extremely well -- especially in tight curves. Love the automatic top -- it's up or down in about 10 seconds. Outstanding sound system! Amazingly, they've crammed 10 speakers into the cockpit....read morehide
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- Great handling, unique styling, excellent seats, carbon leather trim
- Stereo needs upgrade
Had my 2007 M Coupe for a year now, and still love the looks as I approach the car. The interior is all business, with deep red leather race-style seats with carbon leather trim around me. Fast speeds in 5th gear since 6th gear is speed-limited. So far Ive managed to not scrap the low bodywork. Also, the OEM wheels are perfect for this low-slung coupe.
I used to have the roadster, so I do miss the ragtop on nice days, but the coupe feels so solid that a sports car hard roof makes real sense to me nowadays....read morehide
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- Great overall performance and mpg.
- Seat shoud go back 3 more inches. Needs better lumbar support.
My biggest gripe is there are no performance up grates availabale like the other BMW's. It is almost like nobody like BMW or after market tuners cares. I guess it is because they sold very low volume of the Z4M Roadsters. By the way I own a red on red 2006.
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- Stunning design, Best handling BMW, relatively rare coupe
I love this car. It really is my favorite car that I have driven and the best handling BMW bar none. After 5 bimmers, I can say this is the ultimate 2-seater sports car for the M driver. After 4 months, I still get a thrill just commuting to work and back home. And I still get lots of complements from co-workers and wide-eyed looks from fellow drivers. The dark red leather sport seats are the best in any German car for sale today....read morehide
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- Unique looks, Great Power, Functional trunk for a sports car
- The worlds worst stereo, Hyundai's have better stereos, Long throws on the gear box,
Overall this car is fantastic, however, my previous car was a 350Z and comparing the abilities of these two cars and the prices, the BMW comes up way short on value. However, the limited porduction of the M Coupe gives it a unique level of exclusivity. I see more M6 and M5 BMWs than M Coupes. Also, there aren't many 330 hp two seat coupes than can haul as much luggage or home depot purchases, as this car can....read morehide
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- Top end acceleration, looks, exclusivity, go cart handling with upgraded tires
- Stereo/ipod could be a little more user friendly
Have had car 1 1/2 years and it still get looks everywhere. Still have not come across another one on the road. Upgraded tires to larger Michelin PS2's, much better grip. Ipod interface works OK but it would be better if the NAV screen displayed the song playing. Ride is stiff but quite acceptable for this type of car. Acceleration, handling, style, exclusivity in one package- I considered a Corvette, but am very happy with my choice....read morehide
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- Racing feel, powerfull and fast
This car is nothing more than BMW M POWER!!! Oh yeah... The sport mode turn this car into something really scary, drive seriously.. the look of the car is "muscle look"... I definetly enjoy mine, it has a little bit of luxury, the soprt seats are awesome. As far as the engine 330hp no need for stupid gadgets....read morehide
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- Driver position is fantastic and very adjustable. 26mpg if you want it (boring), 22mpg is my ave.
- Ride is stiff but expected with a track suspension. Competition level brake dust.
Got my Z4 M roadster September, 2006 and the honymoon is'nt over yet! The car will drive as smooth as a Toyota Camery (got one of those to), but you have to drive it for a little while and get some practice in order to shift and accelerate smoothly. With 330 honest hp and 3100 pounds, you gotta work at smooth. But when you want the hammer to drop, it can make a grown man giggle like a school girl.
Probably the most addictive things about this car are the sound of the engine at a 3000 rpm cruise speed (about 80mph in 6th), the driver position, acceleration, turn in speed, grip and comfort on a long cruise over decent freeway tarmac. I have throtle steered it a couple of times and it behaves like there is a cable attatched at its center. Very light understeer that converts to neutral with throtle. I usualy drive pretty civil and probably will get 30k miles out of my Contisport tires.
The car is comforable because there is absolutely no vibration. Hard to explain but actually more comfortable than the Camery (this is saying alot) on long trips, and good roads, because of better driver position with regards to hand, foot and butt position. I find the high bolsterd seats to be really very comfortable.
Get on a really bad road though and you'll worry that you are going to crash your track suspension. Slowing down does the trick around potholes, but remember that the air dam up front is low and track friendly, so drive it with respect off road and when parking near the curb or front tire stops.
I've lost track of how many people have said "Beautiful", or "very nice" or younger ones say something like "that car is sick man!". I think Chris Bangle started something because the "controversial" styling cues are showing up on Toyotas, Lexus, Ford, etc., and BMW's sales have been going up big time while the others have actually fallen a little. Including Porch, which seems to be owned by alot of the test drivers and auto magazine reviewers that labled the styling "controversial" in the first place.
I love everything about all of the Porches and respect the brand too much to bad mouth them, but I got Porche Caymen S performance (a little more in a straight line) for a lot less money. For the difference in price I could have bought a 34mpg 2006 Toyota Corolla just for the back seat and gass mileage. It must have the prestige of a Porche because most people think it cost between $80,000 and $100,000.
No problems of any kind yet either. I've used 2 different dealerships because of my own location requirements, and both have been absolutley first rate. Oh, and so far free....read morehide
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