BMW Z4 Ground Clearance in Quick-to-Read Graphs

Ride height changes trhough history

Quick notes on BMW Z4 clearance

    • Estimated clearance for generation: 116 mm (4.6 in)
    • Offroad abilities: poor
    • Ride height per person: 58 mm (2.3 in)
    • Clearance when loaded: 84 — 96 mm (3.3 — 3.8 in)
    • Risk of damage on bad road: high
    • Clearance to tire height: 116 mm / 109 mm
    • Ride height to disc diameter: 116 mm / 440 mm
    • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 128 mm
    • Difference with world average: -45 mm
    • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

Clearance to power ratio

  • 30i — 2.2 hp/mm
  • 20i — 1.7 hp/mm
  • M40i — 3 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 30i — 3.4 Nm/mm
  • 20i — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • M40i — 4.4 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 30i — 20 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 20i — 17 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • M40i — 16 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    30i 117 mm
    (4.6 in)
    59 mm/L 84 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -38% 9
    20i 117 mm
    (4.6 in)
    59 mm/L 84 mm
    (3.3 in)
    -38% 9
    M40i 114 mm
    (4.5 in)
    38 mm/L 81 mm
    (3.2 in)
    -41% 8.7
    Vehicle 30i
    Clearance 117 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 59 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 84 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -38%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle 20i
    Clearance 117 mm (4.6 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 59 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 84 mm (3.3 in)
    Difference from world average -38%
    Ride height to car height 9%
    Vehicle M40i
    Clearance 114 mm (4.5 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 38 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 81 mm (3.2 in)
    Difference from world average -41%
    Ride height to car height 8.7%

    Quick notes on BMW Z4 clearance

      • Estimated clearance for generation: 129 mm (5.1 in)
      • Offroad abilities: poor
      • Ride height per person: 64.5 mm (2.5 in)
      • Clearance when loaded: 97 — 109 mm (3.8 — 4.3 in)
      • Risk of damage on bad road: high
      • Clearance to tire height: 129 mm / 99 mm
      • Ride height to disc diameter: 129 mm / 437 mm
      • Clearance on larger wheels (+1 in): 141 mm
      • Difference with world average: -32 mm
      • Clearancell rating: 2 / 10

    Clearance to power ratio

  • 35i — 2.4 hp/mm
  • 20i — 1.4 hp/mm
  • 28i — 1.9 hp/mm
  • 18i — 1.2 hp/mm
  • 35is — 2.7 hp/mm

    Clearance to torque ratio

  • 35i — 3.1 Nm/mm
  • 20i — 2.1 Nm/mm
  • 28i — 2.7 Nm/mm
  • 18i — 1.8 Nm/mm
  • 35is — 3.6 Nm/mm

    Clearance to fuel consumption ratio

  • 35i — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 20i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 28i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 18i — 19 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • 35is — 14 mm to 1 L/100 km
  • Vehicle Clearance Ride height to engine cc Safe road bump height Difference from world average Ride height to car height
    35i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    44 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 10.1
    20i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    65 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 10.1
    28i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    65 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 10.1
    18i 130 mm
    (5.1 in)
    65 mm/L 97 mm
    (3.8 in)
    -24% 10.1
    35is 124 mm
    (4.9 in)
    42 mm/L 91 mm
    (3.6 in)
    -30% 9.7
    Vehicle 35i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 44 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 20i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 28i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 18i
    Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 65 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 97 mm (3.8 in)
    Difference from world average -24%
    Ride height to car height 10.1%
    Vehicle 35is
    Clearance 124 mm (4.9 in)
    Ride height to engine cc 42 mm/L
    Safe road bump height 91 mm (3.6 in)
    Difference from world average -30%
    Ride height to car height 9.7%