We have to admit, we’re a bit amazed that the famous TopGear host, Jeremy Clarkson has actually given thumbs up to the new 2009 BMW Z4. For those of you that might not know, Mr. Clarkson has not been a fan of most of the BMW vehicles for quite some time now and with every new model it’s expected to go through his purgatory and most likely receive a passing grade at best.
But this time, in our opinion, there were not many negative elements that could be found about the new Z4, a state of art roadster, both interior wise and also exterior.
We know that not many of you have been his fans anymore for quite some time now, and we agree that he’s mostly an entertainer these days, but he has his good moments where his reviews can be objective and informative.
Curious to see what he had to say about the Z4? Here is a preview:
I also liked the styling, the ride — provided you stay out of the sport settings — the engine’s urgency, the fluidity of the responses and the elegance of the interior. Though, that said, this is not a car you can drive in cuff links. Because the centre console is set up for left-hand drive, every time you change gear your silver dog turd, or whatever, will hit the iDrive knob, which in extreme circumstances can cause the cabin to be filled with rap noises.
However, I’ve thought quite hard about this and can confidently say that the Z4, with its folding metal roof and softer feel, is now the best of the medium-sized sports cars. Certainly, I prefer it to the Boxster and the Mercedes SLK.