Below is a simple sketch with dims of the main well of the boot. The narrow end is the boot lip. These are the shortest dimensions, and the circled are the heights. With the load cover in place the width and depth are the same but the useful height is no more that 300mm, really.
Other than me clearly not being the Mario Testino of automotive photography, the picture below shows what a dog's breakfast the boot really is, in terms of a luggage proposition. I was too cautious saying that the two pods make up most of the uplift in roof up volume between the two models - it takes up a good chunk of the boot, as they extend over the arches; quite a lot of room there, but next to useless when wanting the roof down option (in fact, next to useless unless you like managing armsfulls of stuff in and out of the boot!) My advice is to buy two new soft bags to go with the one you already have.
If I knew what I was getting into, I wouldn't have done it...and I would have been wrong.
Thank you so much Colonel! Very useful and great work!
I will keep these informations for me only! If she knows I have so detailed measures she will probably end up filling every cubic centimetres. I see there is more space than I thought in width and length but the height limit and the shape make me think to follow your advice and get a further soft bag, my semi-soft trolley would fit but it will compromise more useful space than it should.
I will print your sketch and check the luggage before the flight, happy to reciprocate somehow when there will be an opportunity.
No probs matsoc. It's one thing to look at a car for ownership and make an informed decision to take on that ownership, good and not so good points, but to pitch up at Hertz with too much kit for the space available would spoil things somewhat.
To that end you, Sir, are in a no-win situation. If the good lady finds out about every nook and cranny and discovers that you knew about it, you're in trouble. If, however, you didn't take the trouble to find out about the boot, and she ended up with a bag on her lap for the duration, you're in trouble. No-win situation.
I will keep these informations for me only! If she knows I have so detailed measures she will probably end up filling every cubic centimetres.
The relative sanity of the Z4M boot for comparisson;
Non-M E85s with runflats have the chunk in the top right corner liberated as boot space too - it contains the compressor and squirty foam for punctures...as well as the battery.
Non-M E85s with runflats have the chunk in the top right corner liberated as boot space too - it contains the compressor and squirty foam for punctures.
Yes, I had the runflats on the E85 Z4 3.0. The two twin small trolleys fitted one next to another and than I had still decent space in height.
Pat yourself on the back Herr Colonel!