Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have crash-tested the BMW Z4 in recent years, but the sporty roadster does offer many standard safety features, plus an array of advanced electronics (both standard and optional) that should put buyers at ease. Front and side airbags, adaptive brake lights, and multi-setting stability and brake control systems are all standard. The Z4 can even cut fuel flow, turn on the hazard lights, and unlock the doors in the event of an accident.
If more safety is on your mind, you can add automatic headlights, parking distance control, and a Bluetooth-enabled BMW Assist program. A backup camera, blind spot monitors, and lane departure warnings aren't an option on the Z4, however, something that surprises us at this price point.
Visibility is not much of an issue in the BMW Z4, even with the hardtop erected. The side windows are tall, the rear glass opening is well-shaped, and outward visibility is expansive.