BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
81.8% pass rate
from 1,793 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2011 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (48% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.73% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.45% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.056% fail on Horn
  • 4.7% fail on Road Wheels (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (44 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Attachment
  • 2.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.056% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Hub components (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake pads (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake linings (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.056% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.56% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 1.0% fail on Suspension (82% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.056% fail on Rear
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions
    • 0.056% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.056% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.056% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.056% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
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  • BMW Z4 (2009 - 2016)
    Stylish and refined roadster coupe with folding hard top. Strong performance from six-cylinder engines. Much improved steering feel came as part of 2013 revamp.

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