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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible Review

New 2020 BMW Z4

2020 BMW
Z4

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New 2021 MINI MINI-Convertible

2021 MINI
MINI-Convertible

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MSRP*
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$49,700 to $63,700
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$27,400 to $38,400
Invoice* $46,720 to $59,740 $25,410 to $35,530
MPG - City 24 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 32 - 37
Engine(s) Inline-4, Inline-6 I-3, Inline-4
Seating Capacity 2 4
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

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW Z4 and the MINI MINI-Convertible in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW Z4 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
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). The BMW Z4 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the MINI MINI-Convertible, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the BMW Z4 is much higher than that for the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Dimensions
Since the BMW Z4 is much wider than the MINI MINI-Convertible, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW Z4, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has a larger turning radius than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 has a much more powerful engine than the MINI MINI-Convertible. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the MINI MINI-Convertible, making the MINI MINI-Convertible the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW Z4 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the MINI MINI-Convertible.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the MINI MINI-Convertible.