2023 Nissan Z vs 2022 BMW Z4

2023 Nissan Z vs 2022 BMW Z4


If speed is your game, you don't want to settle for anything less than peak performance. In that case, you'll want to take a look at our latest contenders. Today, the friendly team at Maus Nissan of Brooksville is comparing the 2023 Nissan Z with the 2022 BMW Z4 to find out who's the fastest on the track. For Nissan vehicles near you, be sure to check out our new inventory online!


2023 Nissan Z vs 2022 BMW Z4


Performance cars are about more than just engine power. Every aspect of the car, inside and out, needs to be designed to handle intense drives. It also helps to have a comfortable interior to help you feel more in your element. In that case, the new Nissan Z is likely to come in first place.




If you want a powerful engine, you'll be thrilled to know that the 2023 Nissan Z comes with a 3.0L Twin Turbo engine capable of a whopping 400 horsepower. Not only that, but depending on your preference, you can choose between a 9-speed auto or 6-speed manual transmission. The automatic is enhanced with Downshift Rev Matching for optimal shifting and the manual version has SynchroRev Match for smooth transitions as you drive. More on driving technologies, the Nissan Z was truly built to give you the best experience with a launch control system that regulates your RPM and wheel spin before takeoff, a mechanical limited-slip differential to hold your grip on the road, and an advanced suspension system for a smooth and comfortable drive. Even the sculpt of the frame itself was designed for rigidity, along with having the support of premium performance tires and sports brakes.


The new BMW Z4 gives you the choice between two different powertrains, but neither of them comes close to the Nissan Z's 400-horsepower engine. The standard consists of a 2.0L Turbo engine at 255 horsepower, and there's an available 3.0L Twin Turbo engine at 382 horsepower. Your only option in terms of transmission is an 8-speed automatic with no manual version for those who like to be more in control of their drive. There are no driving technologies worth taking note of, especially considering how loaded the Nissan Z is in that department.


Safety Features


With the Nissan Z being as fast as it is, it's reassuring to know that it comes equipped with extremely useful safety features like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. If you want to add in more, there are extra available safety features such as Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, RearView Monitor, and the inclusion of both front and rear sonar sensors. While you should always be careful on the road on your own merit, it's nice to know that the Nissan Z is watching over you everywhere you go.


Meanwhile, the new BMW Z4 only comes standard with Lane Departure Warning and Forward Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection. Many of the more desired features are only available options that you need to pay extra for, such as Active Cruise Control, Active Blind-Spot Detection, Rear-Collision Detection, and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Even when you account for all of the additional features you can get, the Nissan Z simply has more to offer.




When it comes to sports cars, comfort level is a big deal. Thankfully, the Nissan Z has high-quality performance seats made with anti-slip material and padded knee bolsters to hold you in place no matter how intense the drive. You'll also be surrounded by racecar elements such as the GT-R-inspired steering wheel and the triple-pod cluster with classic analog dials. The massive 12.3-inch digital dashboard can be set to one of three distinct themes, and you can choose to go with the premium 8-speaker Bose audio system. The quality of your music can be enhanced with active noise cancellation along with the naturally quiet cabin design.


You may be immediately put off by the BMW Z4's cloth convertible roof design due to its poor reputation regarding structural quality and overall noise. The Z4 is designed to combat wind and sound, but it's still difficult to overlook the fact that there is only a cloth roof protecting you from above. The instrument cluster is much smaller at 10.25 inches, and the audio system upgrade is by Hartman Kardon when many people would prefer the crystal clear sound of Bose.


Bottom Line


For tremendous power and a silky-smooth drive, we highly recommend the 2023 Nissan Z as it'll give you the drive to remember, not to mention you'll be comfortable and entertained the whole way. The BMW Z4 is decent, but why settle when you can get something even better?


Ask Maus Nissan of Brooksville About the 2023 Nissan Z!


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