BMW handed over the keys to the new BMW Z4 prototype to a select group of car publications and asked for their expert opinions. Here is what they had to say about BMW’s latest sports car.
Alongside the new BMW Z4’s enhanced steering, which was described as “almost spookily responsive”, Gareth Evans from Car Magazine was impressed with the new driving modes, Sport and Sport +.
“In Sport the steering feels a lot quicker – a result of the reduction of bodyroll plus the ability to vary damping front to rear - and the minute you lift off the throttle with any steering angle the back end twitches, tightening the Z4’s line… Stepping up to Sport+ sees the Z4 really come into its own. That rear end wants to swing fully into a corner, the front offering accurate communication of events under its tyres and biting hard.”
He also added, “Two things became apparent: the ride quality is good in all drive modes and the body control excellent. There’s an almost imperceptible soft-top shimmy if you hit a bump mid-corner, just to remind you this is an open car, but we felt a huge amount of confidence in the way the Z4 behaved at speed.”