2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i Reviews are here!

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    https://www.bmwblog.com/2019/02/18/test-drive-2019-bmw-z4-sdrive30i-no-straight-six-no-problem/

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    My biggest concern is the steering. Top Gear wasn't the biggest fan of it, but some seem to favor it. I need to test drive one...
     
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    Same, i only managed to check out the interior last time(8/10 btw)
     
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    #8 Feb 23, 2019
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    For me, there’s nothing special with the four banger versions. It’s just to reduce costs and at the same time have better fuel economy. Performance wise, I don’t see it outperforming its rivals like the Porsche Boxster. Toyota may want to see the reaction on the BMW Z4’s four-pot versions first if they decide to introduce it in the Supra soon worldwide, which I doubt. The inline-4 lacks the punch and aggressiveness of the 6-cylinder variant. The smaller engine may suffer from a lot of stress since it’ll be pulling a heavy car, which is primarily built for the inline-6 version.

    I don’t really get it why Toyota introduced a 4-cylinder on the Supra for the Japanese and European market. The 86 already has a 4-cylinder. It just makes the Supra look like what fans have been clamoring for a long time now...a turbo’ed 86. Stick to the 6-cylinder. Focus on the driving dynamics; not on fuel economy. Tada-san once said that he’s disappointed why the Porsche Cayman only comes a 4-cylinder engine(but now they’ll have a 6-cylinder version soon...) . Then he did the same with the Supra; just that he also did not forget about the tradition of having an inline-6 engine. Having an inline-4 sounds just right for the Z4 since previous iterations already utilized this engine size.
     
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    Love how it looks with the top up. Overall I like the lines better on this than the Supra, though the grills are too large.
     
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    It's been stated many times that it is for countries where a tax is imposed for bigger/more polluting engines. It will have no problem moving the Supra as it is used in plenty of BMW cars that are heavier than the Supra.
     
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    Not a review, but damn that's a nice blue.

     
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    With a few mods the 2.0 L should be finely guess. He didn't seem too disappointed with this drive.
    Good review.
     
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