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2010 BMW Z4 Roadster 23i sDrive (E89)

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  • Mileage~8,300
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine2.5L
  • LocationExeter

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2010 BMW Z4 Roadster 23i sDrive (E89)

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Introduction

Jacob Boodrie
Professional Consigner

This straight-six 2.5L two-seater really does offer top performance with a luxurious interior.

BMW was faced with the challenge of improving and modernising the already beloved first generation of the Z4. The E89 introduced larger dimensions, a folding hard-top, adjustable steering, throttle, and chassis settings, making it appealing to a wider audience of BMW enthusiasts. The Z4 retained its 50/50 weight distribution and enhances its predecessor's environmental credentials.

This particular example comes to us from the original owner since new, and only ~8,300 miles on the clock. It is finished in "Deep Sea Blue" with a "Canberra Beige Kansas" leather interior. The history of this car is quite moving, and the current owner has maintained it meticulously since new, having the car serviced at the local BMW main dealer every two years.

This listing was written from information supplied by Jacob after meeting Sue the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

It brought so much joy to my husband's life.

In 2009, Sue persuaded her husband to book a test drive of the new Z4 sDrive Roadster. He had always fancied one but knew they couldn't afford such a luxury at the time. She made a promise that as long as their businesses were doing well in the following five years, she would purchase one for his birthday. Weeks after, Dave was unfortunately diagnosed with terminal cancer. Sue was determined to save him and told him that if he coped with the treatment, she would purchase him the Z4 early. Dave made great progress with the treatment and was offered what was thought to be life-saving surgery; unfortunately, the surgery was not a success.

Ten weeks later, Sue threw a party for their closest friends at Pentillie Castle in Cornwall to celebrate their wedding anniversary and their life together. Sue had ordered the BMW Z4 sDrive as a surprise for Dave, keeping the car hidden until it appeared in the darkness, driven into a pyrotechnics display choreographed to Carmina Burana. Sue describes Dave's joy as 'palpable and intensely moving,' mentioning he looked ten years younger while sitting in and enjoying the car. Dave continued to enjoy the car for the following three months, and Sue mentions that without a doubt, the car enhanced the inevitable end of his life.

She can see clearly why Dave loved the car so much with its quick power delivery and smooth drive, as it reminds her of her first car, a Triumph Spitfire. The car has been dry stored in a specially built garage and remains on a trickle charge until it's used. Sue has taken excellent care of the car, having it cleaned and regularly serviced every two years at her local main dealer BMW garage. She is now moving house and has decided that it's time for someone else to enjoy the car, just as her husband and she have enjoyed it. Please review the history and paperwork, and Sue will be available to answer any of your questions on the car in the comments below.

Sue
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Exterior

A revised bonnet revitalised the design, incorporating a number of complex contours in a nod to the earlier Z3 and 507.

Wheels and Tyres

Optioned with light alloy multi-spoke wheels from factory, they appear well cared for, with no sign of any obvious damage to any of the spokes from our observation.

The wheels are fitted with Bridgestone tyres and these appear to also be in good condition, dated 2010, the most recent health report at BMW (23/09/2023) show tread levels around 4.5-6.3mm, take a look for yourself in the history and paperwork section.

Bodywork

The bodywork of this BMW looks in great condition, with all the panel gaps around the car looking to align very well. During our visit we didn't spot any obvious dings down the flanks of the car, everything looking crisp and sharp while standing very straight and true.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view at what’s on offer, and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.

Paint

Finished in "Deep Sea Blue", the paint is finished to a lovely standard, with even coverage and colour across each panel.

Again, we have taken hi-resolution images and videos of the car for you to assess the condition of the bodywork for yourselves.

Glass and Trim

The glass on this BMW Z4 example looks great and in line with the very low mileage and ownership, we didn't notice any chips, cracks, or discolouration on our visit. The window seals look good too and in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

Interior

Thoughtfully redesigned, it offers lots of space and practicality making it a good choice for touring.

Seats and Carpets

Sue went to the her main BMW dealer with a list of specifications she required, "Canberra Beige Kansas" leather seats were one of them, which have held their shape very well over the years. There are only the slightest signs of age on the seats, these really do reflect the mileage of ~8,300 very well.

A similar story is told with the leather door cards and black carpets. Please take a look at the extensive media for a detailed view of the cabin.

Dashboard

The dashboard is covered in black with brushed Aluminium touches. The dashboard in this BMW Z4 shows no signs of any major damage or scuffs. With no warning lights displayed, the odometer showed a reading of ~8,293 miles on our visit.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The factory BMW steering wheel is fitted, with a black leather grip. It presents in excellent condition in line with the mileage of this car, the brushed aluminium six-speed gearstick looks good too. Take a look at the image gallery to see the detail.

Mechanics

Powered by the sDrive23i the car offers ~204BHP to the rear wheels, in a well balanced and assured chassis.

Engine and Gearbox

Powered by the N52 2.5L Straight-six, produced by BMW between 2004-2015, it's found itself a place in the history books as one of the most reliable BMW engines of the modern era, and won Ward's 10 Best Engines in '06 and '07.

Sue reports the car starts from cold with no issues and drives well with its smooth manual six-speed gearbox powering the rear wheels. Take a look at the mechanical video to see the car starting from cold, driving around, and for a closer look underneath the BMW Z4, and the smart engine bay, the car most recently having been MOT'd at BMW in September, along with an air-conditioning check and decontamination treatment being carried out at the same time.

Suspension and Brakes

The suspension appears in great condition and provided a smooth journey on the roads.

On our short drive in the car, it felt just as you'd expect for a modern roadster, coming to a stop without a fuss too.

The Drive

An extremely fun and thrilling drive is offered with the roof down or up on this Z4. The BMW fired up the first time with no issues to report. On the road with Sue, the car felt tight, it had plenty of power to push it along the road and round those sweeping corners. We didn’t notice any unusual noises coming from the engine or suspension either.

Electrics and Other

We didn’t test all the electrics during our visit, but Sue reports that to her knowledge all of the electrics are functional and operational, in line with the rest of the condition of the car.

The car has the following electrical optional extras chosen from factory: heated seats, park distance control (PDC), rain sensors, auto headlights, cruise control with brake function, USB audio interface, bluetooth, DAB radio, connectivity package, and BMW professional radio.

History and Paperwork

1 owner from new, ~8,300 miles on the clock, full service history, this is an excellent example of the E89 Z4.

The car is coming out of a ~13 year ownership with Sue, who purchased the car new from her local BMW main dealer. The car has bags of originality, is unmodified and has been serviced 7 times at her local BMW main dealer - Westerly Exeter. The car comes in "Deep Sea Blue" over "Canberra Beige Kansas" leather with brushed aluminium trim, and a lot of additional extras from factory. Take a look at this history and paperwork media to see the previous MOT reports, servicing and parts this BMW Z4 23i sDrive has received over its life.

Optional Extras: Deep Sea Blue paintwork, Canberra Beige Kansas leather interior, Light alloy wheels multi-spoke, brushed aluminium trim, heated seats, park distance control (PDC), rain sensors, auto headlights, cruise control with brake function, USB audio interface, bluetooth, DAB radio, connectivity package, and BMW professional radio.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks including photo ID, V5 and also actioned a HPi check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above, however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
05.09.2023 MOT 8,286
05.09.2023 Air-Con Check & Decontamination 8,285
02.09.2022 Service (MD) 8,269
02.09.2022 MOT 8,269
31.08.2021 MOT 8,221
07.09.2020 Service (MD) 8,137
07.09.2020 MOT 8,136
03.09.2019 MOT 8,063
03.09.2018 Service (MD) 7,886
03.09.2018 MOT 7,886
05.09.2017 MOT 7,648
05.09.2016 Service (MD) 6,307
05.09.2016 MOT 6,307
24.08.2015 MOT 5,550
19.08.2014 MOT 4,698
22.07.2014 Service (MD) 4,581
03.09.2013 MOT 3,447
23.07.2012 Service (MD) 2,175
Key Details
  • ModelZ4 sDrive 23i (E89)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date06.09.2010
  • CC2,497
  • Mileage~8,300
  • HistoryMain Dealer
  • ColourDeep Sea Blue
  • Interior ColourCanberra Beige Kansas
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WBALM32010E515833
  • Engine #10637444
  • Last Service02.09.2022
  • RestoredNo
  • Engine RebuildNo
  • MOTYes. Exp - 06.09.2024
  • MOT ExemptNo
  • Road Tax ExemptNo
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers0 - Original Owner
  • Tyre TreadGood
  • Tyre BrandBridgestone
  • Tyre Age2010
  • Security SysYes
  • LHD or RHDRHD
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~13 years, from new
  • Key FeatureCondition, mileage, servicing
  • Auction ID1711







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Kulraj Salh
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Auction Update – Reserve met, the highest bidder will win, good luck with the bidding. Best, Kulraj – Trade Classics

Chrisbeech
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Chrisbeech

Good morning Sue, lovely car but there is restricted boot space with the roof stored. In your experience, how much luggage can be carried on a top down trip?
Best wishes.
Chris

68215436
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68215436

Hi I was wondering if the car comes with the wind deflector that should sit between the two headrests. Love your car and hope to continue to love and cherish such a beautiful car. All credit to you for looking after it so well. I am the highest bidder at the moment, with the hope of securing it. Fingers and everything else crossed. Take care.

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