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Report: BMW Z4s are the most reliable sports cars in the world

The BMW brand and specifically the Z4 sports car gets a very interesting award. Just how reliable is BMW?

When you think of BMW, does reliability first come to mind? You might think of the brand as having high maintenance costs, but BMW is one of the most reliable performance brands in the world. In a new report out of Germany, research group Gesellschaft fur Technische Uberwachung (GTU) says the BMW brand is one of the most reliable in the world. They say BMW is the automobile brand with the fewest defects and the highest level of reliability.

BMW gets top honors

GTU carried out and did analysis of some 5 million general auto inspections and the Stuttgart-based inspection organization has now awarded BMW the "GTU Quality Trophy 2014." BMW wins again with the absolute best values in the sports car. The quality prize is awarded purely on the basis of objective, practical data. GTU evaluates the technical condition of automobiles which are one to three years old and four to five years old. BMW scored extremely high with the BMW 1 Series and also the BMW 5 series achieved particularly impressive results. But the BMW Z4 scored the highest.

BMW Z4 finished at the top of the ranking

In the Sports Car/Convertible category, the BMW Z4 finished at the top of the ranking with the best rating for the first general inspection. All results appear in the annually published GTU used car guide and "Auto Zeitung." The practical data in the study demonstrates a high level of reliability in the BMW brand particularly in the BMW Z4 sports car.

Open top fun

Here in the U.S., 2015 BMW Z4 comes in three trim levels for driving enthusiasts. It comes in base sDrive28i, sDrive 35i and sDrive35is. BMW Z4 offers the performance, refinement and styling you would expect from this class of car. The luxury roadster is a popular sports car and enjoys a following of devoted fans around the globe.

High praise for BMW

At the award ceremony, GTU Managing Director Rainer de Biasi praised the excellent technical quality of BMW as well as the good service provided. The award was received on behalf of BMW by Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development.

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BMW is the automobile brand with the fewest defects and the highest level of reliability according to this new report from GTU. The BMW 1 Series and BMW 5 series achieved particularly impressive results. But the BMW Z4 walked away with the highest award and scored the highest rating in the Sports Car/Convertible category. The BMW Z4 gets high marks for outstanding quality and reliability.

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So true. I drive a 2014 Z4 and it is flawless. Gas mileage is exceptional for a sports car and it has all the attributes; speed, handling, braking and overall quality. I simply love this car... Can't wait for a PHEV Z4.