2022 BMW Z4 vs. Its Competition

2022 BMW Z4
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Z4 is nearly on its own as a front-engine, rear-drive roadster with considerable power now that the Corvette has finally gone mid-engine.

Still, shop the two.

The ’Vette will get more attention, and it’s ultimately the better track car by a wide margin, but its swagger isn’t for everyone.

Underneath, the Z4 shares its chassis and its powertrains with the coupe-only Toyota Supra, one you should definitely have on your list as well.

Jaguar’s F-Type sticks with traditional roadster values, with a rippling V-8 sending power to its rear or to all four wheels.

The Porsche 718 Boxster is way more subtle, but also way more expensive equivalently equipped.

Mazda’s Miata costs half as much as the Z4 but delivers at least three-quarters as much driving fun, we say.

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Quick Specs
The 2022 BMW Z4 doesn’t wait for the perfect sunny day: it creates its own, every day.
An American exotic with the looks and performance to prove it, the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette comes at a bargain.
The 2022 Jaguar F-Type backs up its exhaust bark with its performance bite.
The 2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata two-seat roadster looks and feels like no other car on the road.
The 2022 Toyota Supra is powerful and agile with either of its turbocharged engines.
The Porsche 718 is a joy to drive in any form and additional performance equipment makes it a track star.
MSRP From     
$49,900$60,900$69,900Coming Soon$43,290$62,000
Gas Mileage     
22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V8Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-8N/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4
EPA Class     
Two SeatersTwo SeaterTwo SeatersN/ATwo SeatersTwo Seaters
Style Name     
sDrive30i Roadster2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTCoupe P450 RWDN/A2.0 Automatic (GS)Coupe
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/ARear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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