The Porsche Boxster is the sportiest competitor in the segment, and while you may deal with a little more interior noise, it's the best option for someone looking for occasional track use.
The Chevrolet Corvette is also plenty sporty, though it rides well, too, and its V-8 engine is both more powerful and decidedly more American than the four and sixes you get in the Z4.
The Audi TT feels lean and sporty—and it costs less, too–but it comes standard with front-wheel drive.
There's also the Mercedes-Benz SLK, which feels bulkier than the Z4, but offers engines that emphasize fuel economy or power.
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|2016 BMW Z4Browse Used Listings||2016 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet CorvetteBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2016 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Gas V8||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded H-6|
|Two Seaters||Subcompact Cars||Two Seater||Two Seaters||Two Seaters|
|2-Door Roadster sDrive28i||2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T||2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LT||2-Door Roadster SLK 300||2-Door Roadster|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|
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|2016 BMW Z4 vs. 2016 Audi TT||2016 BMW Z4 vs. 2016 Chevrolet Corvette||2016 BMW Z4 vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class||2016 BMW Z4 vs. 2016 Porsche Boxster|