The Z4's balance between speed, comfort, and luxury, is one of the best in the business, but it does entail some trade-offs.The Z4's seats are highly adjustable to suit a wide range of bodies, but they sit unusually high in the cabin, which compromises head space for taller drivers when the top is up. With the top dropped, taller drivers stare at the top of the windshield.The Z4's trunk space is tight, as its compact dimensions might suggest. There's room for little more than two small duffel bags and a few personal items.In the cabin, there's room for small item storage but not larger items.
These shortcomes aside, however, the Z4's materials and build qualty are excellent throughout . Leather seating surfaces are soft and supple, and hides can be added to the dash, door panels, and sun visors with an extra cost package. Unlike many droptops, the Z4 exhibits few squeaks and rattles.
One particularly welcome feature is one you can't even see: BMW's unique Sun Reflective Technology leather. Rather than soaking up the sun to then scorch your exposed skin, the seats do an admirable job of staying merely warm to the touch, greatly increasing comfort in summer top-down driving.
The Z4's power retractable hard top is another strength, stowing or deploying quickly and smoothly. When the top is up, the Z4 is effectively transformed into a coupe, with all of the security, weather protection, and noise reduction that entails.