2013 BMW Z4

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2013 BMW Z4
2013 BMW Z4

New For 2013

The Z4 gets additional standard equipment for 2013. All models now have power seats and dual-zone automatic A/C. The 35i gets sport seats. The 35is adds BMW Assist and a premium audio system.

Overview

The Z4 roadster was the first BMW to drop its in-line six-cylinder engine for a four-cylinder turbo, spurred by a quest for better fuel economy. It’s a big deal for BMW, a car company that has made its name with straight-six engines. The fact that the new 2.0-liter four is a good engine makes this change a bit easier to swallow. With it, the 28i is able to race to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds (with the eight-speed automatic). The automatic is a no-charge option over the six-speed manual, which has fluid shift action through its long throws. This engine doesn’t just make the numbers, it makes the right noises, with a sharp bark overlaid with the whoosh of its turbocharger. Still, we’re glad a straight six remains available. The 35i gets a 300-hp turbo version and a choice of a stick shift or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. The racier 35is is an M Roadster in all but name. Its turbo six bumps the output to 335 hp and comes only with the dual-clutch transmission. However, many of the 35is goodies—the Adaptive M suspension with driver-selectable modes, the eighteen-inch wheels, the aero body kit, and the sport seats—are available on the two other models. Unfortunately, one thing the switch to a four-cylinder engine has not done is make the Z4 any more affordable.

Safety

Front and side air bags, ABS, traction and stability control, a tire-pressure monitor, and adaptive xenon headlamps are standard. BMW Assist with automated crash response is optional.

You'll like:

  • Classic roadster proportions
  • All three versions are quick
  • Nice interior

You won't like:

  • Small trunk, even smaller with top down
  • No manual for the 35is

Key Competitors For The 2013 BMW Z4

  • Audi TT
  • Mercedes-Benz SLK
  • Nissan 370Z
  • Porsche Boxster
2013 BMW Z4 GTE Front Left View 2
The BMW Z4 GTE sweeps past on the banking at Daytona International Speedway, making its grand entrance in America just a few weeks before the first ALMS race of the season, the Sebring 12 Hours. As we look down into Turn 1 and hear echo of the exhaust from car’s V-8 engine, we can’t help but want to be in the driver’s seat.
2014 BMW Z4 Front Three Quarter In Motion
Although BMW's two shining stars at January's Detroit auto show will most definitely be the sexy 4 Series Coupe Concept and the sultry M6 Gran Coupe, that's not all the Bavarian automaker will be showing. Also making their world debuts in the Motor City will be the lightly refreshed 2014 Z4 roadster and the special 1 Series Coupe and Convertible Limited Edition Lifestyle.
BMW I8 Test Mule Left Front 1
New BMW i8 spy shots reveal more of the plug-in hybrid sports car's design details through its blue and white swirl camouflage. This is the second time this year the BMW i8 PHEV has been spotted testing in snowy conditions.

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Certified Pre-Owned 2013 BMW Z4 Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$35,050

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Suggested Retail Price
$47,350

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2013 BMW Z4 Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
34 MPG
Horsepower:
240 hp @ 5000rpm
Torque:
260 ft lb of torque @ 1250rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
50,000 miles / 48 months
Powertrain
50,000 miles / 48 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 48 months
Maintenance
50,000 miles / 48 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Summary
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
Consequences
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Potential Units Affected
76,191
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 320i, 328i, 320i xDrive, and 328i xDrive sedans; model year 2014 328i xDrive Sports Wagons; model year 2012-2013 528i and 528i xDrive sedans, model year 2013-2014 X1 sDrive28i and X1 xDrive28i vehicles and model year 2012-2014 Z4 sDrive28i roadsters. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
Consequences
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will modify the vehicles to prevent insufficient vacuum pump lubrication, free of charge. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Potential Units Affected
76,191
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM
Summary
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
Consequences
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Potential Units Affected
8,988
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Summary
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon, 2012-2014 BMW 320i Sedan, 328i Sedan, 320i xDrive Sedan, 328i xDrive Sedan, 2012-2013 BMW 528i Sedan, 528i xDrive Sedan, 2013-2014 BMW X1 sDrive28i, X1 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2013-2014 BMW X3 xDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle, 2012-2014 BMW Z4 sDrive28i Roadster, and 2014 BMW 428i Coupe, and 428i xDrive Coupe. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454.
Consequences
A failure of the brake vacuum pump results in a reduction in braking power that could increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will install a locking ring in the camshaft to retain the camshaft seal disk in the proper location, free of charge. The recall began on December 2, 2014. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Potential Units Affected
8,988
Notes
BMW of North America, LLC


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2013 BMW Z4

Depreciation
37.1%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$16,142
37.1%
Insurance
$7,790
17.9%
Fuel Cost
$10,228
23.5%
Financing
$4,045
9.3%
Maintenance
$2,577
5.9%
Repair Costs
$2,294
5.3%
State Fees
$466
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $43,542 What's This?
Value Rating: Excellent