The great thing about the Z4 is that it looks like a decent sportscar (and is one) but offers enough space to make it a daily driver with versatile space. The boot, for a start, is enormous, swallowing the weekly shop and a folded large dog crate. behind the seats a cargo net runs the width of the car, holding multiple phones, wallets and small bags. There’s also a lovely deep cubbyhole behind the seats for stowing valuables.
There’s an optional heads-up display, well worth having if only for the fun of seeing the revs rise in the windscreen when you have the powertrain in Sport mode. And you get BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional digital display behind the steering wheel which smartly sets the information apart and adds in your satnav map.
Our test car came with the Technology Package (parking assistant, head-up display, Harman/Kardon surround sound, and Bluetooth with wireless charging (fast becoming a necessity), all for £1,800. We also had the Comfort Plus pack, with heated steering wheel, wind deflector, electric front seats and lumbar support (£1,700), and a very smart M Sport Plus pack, with 9in jet black double spoke alloys, M Sport braking system and adaptive suspension, M seat belts and high-gloss black shadow lines, all for £1,950.