|Reviewed By||Stefan Lombard|
|Price as Tested||$46,325|
215-hp punch from tried and true straight six; auto top is quick and painless; comfortable, supportive driving position just right to stare down long nose.
Despite responsive paddle shifters, car is dull as an automatic, so why pay $1,275 extra for a thrill-killer? Exhaust note too muted and kills part of the fun of top-down driving.
I’m not offended by the Z4’s slashy looks, and I like the smooth power delivery. But at this price, the poise, mid-engine balance and $45,600 MSRP of a Porsche Boxster are too great to ignore. Or how about a pair of his & hers Miatas? Or for the truly adventuresome, an Elise? In today’s sports car market, there are a lot of choices, and the Z4 simply doesn’t stand out.
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