BMW Z4 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.7% pass rate
from 1,627 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the BMW Z4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Road Wheels (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (55 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (42% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Headlamps (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (12% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps (10.0% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.7% fail on Brakes (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Brake pads (68% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs and drums (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (77% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (16% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.061% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.061% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.061% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Springs (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Coil springs (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Coil spring (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.061% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 0.25% fail on Body, chassis, structure (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.061% fail on Steering
    • 0.061% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.061% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.061% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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