The 2012 BMW Z4 is a RWD roadster available with three different engines; a standard 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (240 hp), an optional 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (300 hp), and a performance-oriented 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (335 hp). Transmission options consist of a 6-speed manual transmission, 8-speed automatic transmission, and a 7-speed double clutch automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 34 mpg highway. Features include electronic throttle control, xenon adaptive headlights, iPod integration, HD radio, hands-free phone capabilities, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic climate control, 10-way power seats, and heated external mirrors. Safety is comprised of advanced airbags, cornering brake control, driving dynamics control, anti-lock braking, dynamic stability control, brake drying, dynamic traction control, vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering, and tire pressure monitoring. The Z4 is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Z4 lineup carries into 2012 with a new entry-level model. The sDrive28i features a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and a choice of 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
Ride comfort; refinement and quiet with the top up; excellent performance from DCT gearbox; steering and handling; good cargo space for a roadster
The 2012 Z4 roadsters are a top choice among sports cars for long trips, as they have great ride quality along with excellent handling and poise. Seating is very comfortable, and BMW hasn't forgotten about details such as storage bins. The Z4 sDrive35i models, when equipped with the DCT gearbox, offer scorching performance without sacrificing smoothness or drivability. Among roadsters, the Z4 remains one of the most practical because of its all-season, well-insulated retractable hardtop and practical trunk space.