2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 BMW Z4 | NewCars.com

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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 BMW Z4 Review

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2020 BMW

MSRP*: $41,100 to $43,100
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2020 BMW

MSRP*: $49,700 to $63,700
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Invoice* $38,725 to $40,585 $46,720 to $59,740
MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 11.8 ft3 9.9 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 255 - 382 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 170.7 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 31.8 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear info not available
Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 37.0 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear info not available
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW Z4, the BMW 230 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the BMW Z4, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW Z4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 and the BMW Z4 have similar Destination Charges.

Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the BMW Z4, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the BMW 230, which is slightly longer than the BMW Z4.

The BMW 230 has about the same turning radius as the BMW Z4, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 230 and the BMW Z4.

With its lower torque, the BMW 230 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW Z4.

The BMW 230 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW Z4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The BMW 230 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the BMW Z4.

The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW Z4.