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With a new Z4 just around the corner, the low rating of the soon-to-be obsolete model isn't much cause for concern.

It is, however, still alarming given that it's BMW's lowest-rated car in terms of crash testing, and it falls behind both the Mazda MX-5 and the Audi TT.

Hopefully the new one will be safer...

Read our BMW Z4 review.