Nothing drives quite like a BMW and, given the Z4's inherent sportiness, it's especially true of this car regardless of trim level. The top-level sDrive35is delivers a level of driving...
... exhilaration offered by no other BMW not badged with an "M." The driver's seating position is ideal and goes a long way toward influencing the overall driving experience. Steering feel is good and its actuation precise, if not quite on the level of a
Porsche Boxster. We've still not sampled the naturally aspirated six-cylinder, but either one of the turbocharged engines offers all the power and torque you could want at virtually any speed, and particularly in the sDrive35is. The DCT transmission is quite good and offers the best of both worlds – smooth cruising and instant manual access to gears – although it's still not as fun as shifting with a true manual clutch and gear lever.