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The 2019 BMW Z4 is fast, sexy, and luxurious, everything a driver could want in a vehicle. But how does it stack up against the 2019 Corvette, an American classic which has received acclaim for its breathtaking power, speed, appearance and amenities?
Design & Style
The newest Corvette has a frame which is low slung yet confident, to the point of almost being exotic. The basic shape is the same as previous generations, but dispenses of the round tail lights seen in older models. The hood is extensive with a windshield that is raked and a tail that is abbreviated. The designers at Chevrolet masterfully combined smooth curvature with sharp creases. The interior is upmarket in every respect, with high end trim and lots of soft touch surfaces. The BMW Z4 is just as sleek, with dual grilles in front and three air intakes along with headlights made with LEDs. The side profile features stamped lines which are deep and which arrow towards the wheels in front, while lines that are shallow curve into the wheels in back. The cockpit uses a wave surface with controls that are positioned for easy access.
Technology & Safety
The Z4, like most BMW models, is so costly that nobody dares crash test it. The vehicle comes with a host of safety countermeasures that have been tested however, such as automated emergency brakes, lane departure notifications, blind area monitoring, cruise control that is adaptive, and a nifty feature called backup assistant, which can retrace and remember the previous one hundred and fifty feet the car moved, allowing it to leave tight spaces without hitting anything. While the Corvette has many of the same safety features, it does not have frontal collision warnings to work in conjunction with emergency automatic brakes. It does have 4 airbags and a camera for the rearview, but no safety features which are active.
Performance is what the Corvette was made for, and it does this exceptionally well. Base models come with a V8, 6.2 liter engine that can produce 455 horsepower, enabling it to go from zero to sixty in under four seconds. Those wanting even more power can buy upgrades to supercharge it. The BMW Z4 comes with an inline 6, turbocharged engine that can produce 382 horsepower with 369 pound of torque, allowing it to accelerate from zero to sixty in about the same time frame, four seconds.
The Bottom Line
The BMW Z4 and Chevrolet Corvette are close for almost every metric, except safety. What good is it to buy a car with incredible speed, power and acceleration that lacks the active safety measures need to fully protect its driver? As such, the BMW wins.
Ready to Schedule a 2019 BMW Z4 Test Drive Today?
At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2019 BMW Z4 for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serve you in the best way possible.