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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
No Data Available
2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD
MSRP
$63,700
Invoice
$59,740
Average Price Paid
$60,995
7 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
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2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$15,297
7 listings nationwide

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2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$62,476
14 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD
Michael Perkins Test Drive Review:

A redesign is never really complete until you have the full engine lineup involved. With last year’s redesign of the Z4, BMW left the iconic inline 6-cylinder engine on the shelf, leav...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 6
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
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MaricelaHoward 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

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heinem1 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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budhennessy 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD
Guru73WZG writes:
It’s also a nice car But not as fun as the Toyota Supra It’s a CONVERTIBLE
Handling Ranked 2020 Toyota Supra Premium Launch Edition RWD better.
"The turning is good and is good around corners"
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Toyota Supra Premium Launch Edition RWD better.
"Supra can get much more attention"

Specs

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 13.7 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
382 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
368 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
10.2:1
Displacement
3,900 cc
3,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
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
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer 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 2 seats
Front Legroom 42.7 in 42.2 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8.5 cu ft 9.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 649 lbs
Exterior
Length 186.3 in 170.7 in
Width 72 in 79.7 in
Height 52.1 in 51.3 in
Wheelbase 107.2 in 97.2 in

Available Options

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
2020 BMW Z4
M40i RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Frozen Gray II Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • San Francisco Red Metallic

Option Packages

  • Wireless Charging
  • Driving Assistance Package
  • Executive Package
  • Premium Package
  • Active Cruise Control
  • Black W/Blue Stitching, Alcantara/Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Black, VERNASCA Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Cognac, VERNASCA Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Ivory White, VERNASCA Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Magma Red, VERNASCA Leather Seat Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" FR & 19" X 10" RR Cerium Gray
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" FR & 19" X 10" RR Jet Black
  • Wheels: 19" X 9" FR & 19" X 10" RR Orbit Gray

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