It was introduced shortly after the the Z4 lineup received a facelift in 2006 and shares many technical similarities with the BMW M3 (E46), including its engine.
Need for Speed: ProStreet
The BMW Z4 M Coupé appears in the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: ProStreet as a tier 3 vehicle with a price tag of $50,000.
Need for Speed: Undercover
Top speed is 204 mph (328 km/h) with a stock BMW Z4 M Coupé, which is beaten by the majority of the tier 2 class. Even with all upgrades available in the game, the car cannot surpass the top speed of the BMW M3 E46, which also has a low top speed. This deficiency is balanced by responsive handling.
Need for Speed: Shift
The BMW Z4 M Coupé appears in Need for Speed: Shift as a tier 2 vehicle with a price tag of $60,000.
It is not capable of a Works conversion and has a performance rating of 5,70. The M Coupé is therefore a decent performer in Shift. Due to the front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout, it is prone to oversteer in corners though.
Need for Speed: World
Best trait of the Z4 M Coupé is handling, since the car is balanced in corners and responsive to steering inputs. Acceleration is on the same level as the Renault Clio V6 and other fast D class cars. Its nitrous boost is average. Top speed is 147 mph (236 km/h).
The Dagur style is a rental car that can be leased for 150. It was made available on June 28, 2010.
Before August 22, 2012, it could only be purchased if the player was at Driver Level 15 or above and cost 130,000. On April 30, 2015, its price was lowered from 500,000 as part of the End of the World event.
The Limited Edition style is an art director car initially released as a top-up gift from February 16, 2011. It was later offered as a reward for inviting three friends to play Need for Speed: World via Facebook.
The Tony's Pizza style is a rental car that could be leased by redeeming a promotional code from a Tony's Pizza box. It was available from September 1, 2011 to December 31, 2011, but only to North America residents.
Shift 2: Unleashed
The BMW Z4 M Coupé appears in Shift 2: Unleashed as a Modern Road vehicle with a price tag of $45,200. It has a performance rating of D 610 and an 3.44 handling rating. Compared to the BMW Z4 sDrive35is, it has a higher handling rating.
Need for Speed: Edge
The Z4 M Coupe (E86) 2006 appears in Need for Speed: Edge.
- A US-spec Z4 M Coupé appears throughout the Need for Speed series.
- In Need for Speed: Shift, the player must use an M Coupé in a Car Battle event at Silverstone National and in a Time Eliminator event at Ebisu Circuit South.