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2009 BMW Z4 Interior

This interior review was written when the 2009 BMW Z4 was new.

Reviewers report that the Z4's cabin is better than ever. Compared to last year's model, it features higher-quality materials, more passenger room and enhanced convenience features.

  • "The 2009 BMW's Z4's cabin is considerably more upscale than its rather Spartan predecessor's. High-quality materials abound, and diverse shapes and exquisite surfaces combine to create a premium environment." -- Edmunds
  • "The new Z4 is slightly larger and heavier, but it's also more luxurious and has a more user-friendly cabin than the outgoing model." -- Road and Track

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Seating

Critics report that the 2009 Z4's two-seater cabin is slightly bigger and can accommodate passengers small and tall.

  • "Interior comfort has been vastly improved, and headroom is up nearly two inches." -- Car and Driver
  • "Improvements in space and headroom, small as they are, turn this car into something usable for 6-foot-5 beanpoles like me. It's still a bit of a climb, and one has to lower the seat all the way to optimize headroom, but the car is now comfortable and convenient to drive, even for tall people." -- Popular Mechanics

Interior Features

The Z4 features loads of standard and optional convenience features -- including BMW's iDrive media interface, which reviewers say is improved and easier to use than prior iterations.

  • "Of course, it wouldn't be a new or refreshed BMW model without iDrive. Included with the optional navigation system, the latest-and much easier to use-version of the human-machine interface is paired with an 8.8-inch display that pops out of the top of the dash, just like the system in the current Z4." -- Car and Driver
  • "Like the new 3 Series convertible, the Z4's leather features light-reflective technology to keep it from becoming scorching hot in bright sunlight." -- Cars.com

Cargo

The 2009 Z4 isn't designed to carry bulky items. Still, it features some useful on-board storage compartments and a tiny, yet useful, cargo hold.

  • "In the trunk, a mid-gate separating the roof compartment can be folded down for more luggage. An optional winter package adds a pass through to the cabin, allowing room for up to two full size golf bags with the top up, BMW says." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Thankfully, BMW didn't forget about practicality along the way. There's a small storage area behind the seats that works well for purses or backpacks as well as a moderately sized pass-through that effectively expands trunk space to accommodate long items like skis or golf clubs." -- Edmunds
  • "The Z4 is anything but a utilitarian purchase. When the hardtop is securely stashed, luggage space is limited, even though BMW has thoughtfully provided several useful storage compartments in the passenger compartment along with a luggage pass-through option." -- Popular Mechanics
  • "Stashes abound: an electronic parking brake makes room for storage space in the center console, plus there's a real glove box and a small shelf behind the seats." -- Car and Driver
Review Last Updated: 10/5/09

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