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2014 BMW Z4 Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2014 BMW Z4 was new.


Interior: 7.8

Reviewers say the 2014 BMW Z4 has a roomy cabin for its class, with good build quality and an attractive design. Automotive journalists add that intuitive climate controls, excellent rearward visibility and a versatile power hardtop add to the Z4’s appeal.

  • "The 2014 BMW Z4's cabin is sleek and upscale. High-quality materials abound and combine with diverse shapes to create an undeniably premium environment." -- Edmunds
  • "The Z4's classy interior uses premium materials and features fine craftsmanship." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "At first glance, it was time for a flashback to the Killer Bee days of John Belushi on Saturday Night Live. Filled with yellow and black leather throughout, the interior is a well thought out place of business that allows drivers to truly become one with the car." -- Left Lane News (2013)
  • "Compared with the previous generation's austere cabin, the current Z4's interior is more welcoming." -- Cars.com (2012)


The 2014 BMW Z4 seats two and comes standard with eight-way power-adjustable, leatherette seats. Leather seats, heated seats and a heated steering wheel are available. Test drivers agree that the Z4 has comfortable seats with great headroom and a surprising amount of legroom for a roadster. The Z4 provides excellent rearward visibility compared to other roadsters, reviewers say, thanks in part to its large rear-quarter windows.

  • "Comfortable seats, a generously sized dead pedal, and a thick-rimmed steering wheel wrapped in soft leather help fulfill the promise." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Legroom is plentiful, which is something you don't hear often about small convertibles. Visibility is also unmatched thanks to large rear quarter windows that eliminate the typical blind spots in most roadsters." -- Edmunds
  • "The bane of some roadsters is that while their headroom is measured in miles, the rest of the cabin's dimensions are not so fortunate. Driver and passenger are treated better in the Z4's cockpit, which feels more open and accessible." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The cabin is cozy, as you would expect from a 2-seat sports car. Yet it has sufficient room for even lanky adults." -- Consumer Guide (2013)

Interior Features

The 2014 BMW Z4 comes standard with dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port and HD Radio. Available features include front and rear parking sensors, navigation, Bluetooth audio streaming, satellite radio and a premium audio system.

Critics appreciate the intuitive climate controls, the highly-legible gauges and the power hardtop roof, which allows you to enjoy both the weather protection of a coupe and the top-down fun of a convertible.

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  • "What's better than having an open-air convertible for sunny days? Having a buttoned-down coupe for the rainy ones. With the Z4's power folding hardtop, you essentially get two cars in one that's ready for any condition and climate." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "The gauges are typical BMW: easy to read and very driver-oriented. The rest of the controls are a mixed bag, with the climate setup being fairly straightforward. The standard audio deck is OK from a button-layout standpoint, but its screen washes out to the point of being illegible when viewed in direct sunlight and/or with polarized sunglasses." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Its features list is extensive -- slightly offsetting its eye-watering price -- while its power-retractable hardtop roof provides the cabin with an extra measure of serenity and security." -- Edmunds (2013)


The 2014 Z4 roadster has 8 cubic feet of trunk space with the top up, though that cargo space shrinks when the retractable hardtop is lowered. Critics say the Z4 has a pretty roomy trunk for a sports car, and they think the storage space behind the seats is a good spot for a small bag. The Z4 comes standard with a trunk pass-through for long, narrow items.

  • "With the hardtop roof raised, the trunk provides a generous 8 cubic feet and is capable of holding two sets of golf clubs and a carry-on suitcase. You'll have to ditch those clubs when you lower the two-piece hardtop, but the suitcase can remain, which is more than you can say for some other hardtop convertibles." -- Edmunds
  • "Storage space behind the seats is a convenient spot for a purse or small bag. With a pass-through slot from the trunk compartment, you can bring your big club to the driving range." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
  • "The trunk is surprisingly spacious for a 2-seat sports car, and it shrinks only slightly with the top down." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
  • "Any idea of a road trip with lots of luggage will most likely be accomplished with the roof in the up position. If you were interested in a top-down excursion, it's probably time to consider the use of a soft, duffle bag style of suitcase instead. Or maybe UPS." -- Left Lane News (2013)

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