BMWBLOG First Drive: 2009 BMW Z4 – Teaser

BMW Z4 | May 17th, 2009 by 8
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After months of equal agony and excitement, I have finally had the opportunity to spend some much needed time behind the wheel of the new …

BMWBLOG First Drive: 2009 BMW Z4   Teaser

After months of equal agony and excitement, I have finally had the opportunity to spend some much needed time behind the wheel of the new 2009 BMW Z4. While my goal has always been to drive the higher-end model, sDrive35i, I ended up starting with the entry roadster. I believe by choosing to drive the sDrive30i first, I would be in a better position to give a more accurate assessment on the two models.

While our reviews or test drives are very detailed and well outlined, I will take a few more hours in writing up my Z4 experience and share with you some interesting findings. For now, all I can tell you is that the Z4 has proven to be a fun car to drive, with lots of positive aspects and just a few shortcomings.

Enjoy some of the photos I have taken yesterday and I will be back soon with a comprehensive review along with some cool videos and of course, plenty of new photos.

  • Giom

    I am curious to read your impressions… it seems that a lot of other writers are struggling to get to grips with the long nose/seat back position. I’ve read a lot of reviews where the consensus was that the new Z4 is no fun around bends.

    IS THIS TRUE?

    I’ll wait in eager anticipation…

  • L1ndja

    I’ll take the sdrive30i anytime over the 35i..

  • http://www.carthrottle.com Adnan from CarThrottle.com

    Also looking forward to seeing your review mate. Like Giom I’ve also heard that this Z4 may have lost its playfulness…although seeing those adverts of it sliding around in paint sure make me want to buy one!

  • Jim P.

    Testing…

  • Jim P.

    I love the design of the new Z-4, but the windshield rakes back at such an angle that when I drive the car the vision towards the top of the windshield doesn’t feel open enough to me: I’m looking at the header instead of the road. The feel in the cockpit seems wide enough, and the roof isn’t too low, but the visual openness where the top of the windshield meets the frame above it gives me a slight feeling of claustrophobia. We’ll keep our 06 X-3 and, though I want to replace my 01 525i, it won’t be for the Z-4 for this reason. Guess I’ll wait for the 2011 funfer. Jim

  • Gord

    You may have gotten the 30i, but it is in a good looking black color. :)

  • DG

    Is the full review already online?

    • http://www.bmwblog.com Horatiu B.

      Almost, worked on some photos this weekend. I would say tomorrow should be up and running

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