BMW Z4 Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also known as Ride height) describes the length between the minimum gap of the auto’s undercarriage and the edge of the tires’ contact with the horizontal road. Though, the manufacturer of the model might employ a few tweaks to the normal program to declare fancy outcome implying the legit stretch from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the ground might be briefer than specified in the formal leaflet.

It is no surprise as long as choosy customers chase an enlarged ground clearance to escape dilemma when parking near the bumps or on trip through the rocky landscape. The accurate ride height of the model fluctuates from 123 to 130 mm in relation to the year of creation and equipment. Note that a heavy- packed car will clearly lose about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Happily, the model ground clearance can be gained with spacers for shock absorbers to get the car sit higher off the ground. While enjoying a taller model, you sacrifice a bit of the erstwhile balance and flexibility at high speeds. On the other side model ground clearance can be reduced in order to get enhanced handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your BMW Z4 you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

08.2018 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
sDrive 20i AT 130
sDrive 30i AT 130
M40i AT 130

How to raise Ground Clearance on your BMW Z4. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your BMW Z4 by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


03.2013 – 04.2017

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
sDrive 35is AMT 124
sDrive 20i MT 130
sDrive 20i AT 130
sDrive 28i MT 130
sDrive 28i AT 130
sDrive 35i MT 130
sDrive 35i AT 130

How to raise Ground Clearance on your BMW Z4. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your BMW Z4. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


01.2009 – 02.2013

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
sDrive 20i MT 130
sDrive 28i MT 130
sDrive 23i MT 130
sDrive 23i AT 130
sDrive 30i MT 130
sDrive 30i AT 130
sDrive 35i MT 130
sDrive 35i AT 130
sDrive 35is MT 130
sDrive 35is AMT 130

How to raise Ground Clearance on your BMW Z4. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

BMW Z4 Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


01.2006 – 08.2008

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0i MT 123
2.5Si MT 123
2.5Si AT 123
3.0Si MT 123
3.0Si AT 123
3.2i M MT 123

01.2006 – 08.2008

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
3.0Si MT 123
3.0Si AT 123
3.2i M MT 123

10.2002 – 12.2005

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
2.0i MT 123
2.5i MT 123
3.0i MT 123

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your BMW Z4.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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