BMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive
RRP from EUR 99,500, savings of up to EUR 14,095
BMW Z4 sDrive30i
RRP from EUR 50,900, savings of up to EUR 7,254
The Z4 offers the pure driving pleasure
Of course, the latter get the all-round simpler car. That’s not meant negatively. Here you actually get the pure driving pleasure. Despite the amazingly comfortable suspension and flexible wheel control. Seating position flat on the ground, buttocks almost over the rear axle, the view goes beyond the long hood – with the Z, performance is almost secondary. Because the car already feels fast in a residential area. In addition, the front end can be maneuvered surprisingly easily, you can feel a sticky force between the rear wheels and the asphalt engine growls a bit randomly, but feels lively despite being moderately charged via a twin scroll charger.
The driving performance of the M4 is breathtaking
The M4 is completely different. Competition is the order of the day, and competitive spirit bubbles out of each of its richly woven carbon fibers. He can also face the sun casually and topless, of course. He may also cruise in the direction of the ice cream parlour, logically. But purely genetically, it is difficult for him to walk modestly. Let’s put it this way: His essence lies in the bloodline of the Hulk. The gas pedal is the anger maker.
Length Width Height
Exhaust gas CO2
Four-cylinder, in-line, turbo
190 kW (258 hp) at 5000 rpm
Six-cylinder, in-line, biturbo
375 kW (510 hp) at 6250 rpm
10.2 l/100 km (super plus)
Both cars offer a lot of driving pleasure
We tried it once and are still wondering what the greatest aftertaste actually was. The roar of the wind? The shimmering tremor of the huge 20-inch wheels? Or the unexpectedly organic directional stability? Because that’s what you have to say here: the steering would do well to snap back into the middle position. This feeling in the fingertips takes the subconscious with it to other driving disciplines. Brake pedal resistance, suspension, driving stability control, automatic transmission and response of the machine pad a sensitive driver much further away from the road than its little brother ever could.
Nevertheless: The greed of the M4 for fast corners and long straights is not only outstanding in this BMW duel. Other manufacturers can rarely do this better. We sum up: Z4, the gallant turbo hair dryer, in the M4 is the full load of speed freshness, both bring XXL fun.