Does it represent good value for the price? What features does it come with?
There are no Australian specifics available, so we'll look to Europe for a bit of a guide. There, the cheapest of the three-strong Z4 range - the sDrive20i - will start from around 45,000 euros, stepping up to around 55,000 euros for the sDrive30i, and topping out at around 75,000 euros for the M40i version we've tested here.
Now, a straight currency conversion (which ignores crucial stuff like Australia's LCT) puts the Z4 range in a $70,000 to $120,000 window, which feels about right.
No matter where you land in the engine line-up, the Z4 range should arrive pretty well-equipped inside and out, with LED headlights, keyless entry and start, powered everything, twin-zone climate control and a 10.25-inch multimedia screen in the centre of the dash.
Step up to the M40i from either of the two sDrive models, and not only do your alloy wheels grow from 17 to 18 inches, but your standard performance kit improves considerably, with sports suspension with variable dampers, M Sport brakes and an electronic M Sport differential all making an appearance.
The safety kit across the range is first class, too, but we'll circle back to that under the Safety sub-heading.