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2016 BMW Z4
sDrive28i Roadster RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$36,053
40 listings nationwide

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2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$53,931
1 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 BMW Z4
sDrive28i Roadster RWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The BMW Z4 was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2002 as the Bavarian carmaker’s replacement for its previous rear-drive, two-seater convertible offering: the Z3. The Z4 was ...

2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 BMW Z4
sDrive28i Roadster RWD
writes:
I purchased a 2015 BMW 28l. I really enjoy this vehicle as it is reasonably quick and handles well. My only co...
Power Ranked 2016 Audi TTS better.
"Ideally, it would have been a more apples to apples comparison had I driven the TT, not the TTS as the TT is more in line with the BMW Z4 28i. That being said, the TTS was much faster. "
Handling Ranked 2016 Audi TTS better.
"The Z4’s rear-end was was a bit loose when pressed in turns, the TTS was more stable in turns."
Looks/Style Ranked 2016 Audi TTS worse.
"Both vehicles are good looking. However, the Z4’s roadster style is classic and unique, whereas many vehicles have the TT styling."
Front Seats Ranked 2016 Audi TTS worse.
"The front seats in both vehicle were comfortable and up to the task. Subjectively, I liked the Z4’s seats slightly better."
Back Seats Ranked 2016 Audi TTS better.
"Simply because the Z4 doesn’t have rear seats. "
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2016 Audi TTS better.
"The TTS has a hatchback and the rear seats can be lowered to provide more storage space. Unfortunately, the Z4’s trunk space is limited with the roof up and very limited with the roof down."
Family Car Ranked 2016 Audi TTS better.
"I do not consider neither car to be a family vehicle, however the TTS is a 4 seater."
Value Ranked 2016 Audi TTS worse.
"The Z4’s hardtop convertible give you the security of a coupe and the convenience/ freedom of a convertible. Additionally, the Z4 (28i) gets better gas mileage than the TTS."
Would Buy Ranked 2016 Audi TTS better.
"The TTS’ interior was more up to date than the Z4. And the TTS has all wheel drive capability. "
writes:
Cramped, rough ride, limited cargo space. Beautiful car!
Handling Ranked 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE S Convertible RWD better.
"Cannot say why it handles better, but it does."
Value Ranked 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE S Convertible RWD worse.
"A beautiful, well-proportioned car priced where it should be."
writes:
Handling Ranked 2016 Porsche Boxster S better.
"Mid engine car."
Value Ranked 2016 Porsche Boxster S worse.
"All year round hard top cabrio. Faster with a tune. Heated steering wheel with winter package. Much less expensive with Italian styling."
2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
30
writes:
Ok

Specs

2016 BMW Z4
sDrive28i Roadster RWD
2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
22 MPG
22 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
34 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
240 hp @ 5,000 RPM
240 hp @ 5,000 RPM
248 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
260 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
258 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.3 in x 3.56 in
3.3 in x 3.56 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.2 in 42 in
Back Legroom -- 35 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8 cu ft 27.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 900 lbs
Exterior
Length 167 in 182.8 in
Width 76.8 in 80 in
Height 50.8 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 98.3 in 110.6 in

Available Options

2016 BMW Z4
sDrive28i Roadster RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Deep Sea Blue Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Sparkling Brown Metallic
  • Valencia Orange Metallic

Option Packages

  • Cold Weather Package
  • Hyper Orange Package
  • M Sport Package
  • Premium Sound Package
  • Sport Package
  • Ivory White Burnt Sienna Package
  • Technology Package
  • BMW Individual Contrasting Hardtop
  • Park Distance Control
  • Black, Kansas Leather Upholstery
  • Black/Orange, Extended Alcantara/Leather
  • Canberra Beige, Kansas Leather Upholstery
  • Coral Red, Kansas Leather Upholstery
  • Walnut, Kansas Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Front Seats
2019 BMW 3 Series
330i xDrive Wagon AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Estoril Blue Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic

Option Packages

  • Adaptive M Suspension
  • Active Blind Spot Detection
  • Convenience Package
  • Executive Package
  • Harman/Kardon Surround Sound System
  • M Sport Package
  • Navigation System
  • Premium Package
  • Shadow Sport Edition
  • Track Handling Package
  • Wireless Charging
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Black W/Red Hi/Stitch, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black/Dark Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac/Dark Brown, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/DK. Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Coral Red/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Wheels: 18" X 8" Double-Spoke (Style 397)
  • Wheels: 18" X 8" FR & 18" X 8.5" RR (Style 397)

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