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2015 BMW Z4 vs. 2014 Porsche Boxster Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW Z4 and the Porsche Boxster in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Porsche Boxster you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the BMW Z4, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW Z4 is somewhat more expensive than the Porsche Boxster. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the BMW Z4 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Porsche Boxster.

Dimensions
The BMW Z4 is about the same width as the Porsche Boxster. The BMW Z4 is slightly shorter than the Porsche Boxster, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW Z4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Porsche Boxster.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche Boxster, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 is somewhat more powerful than the Porsche Boxster.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW Z4 and the Porsche Boxster. The BMW Z4 has significantly less cargo room than the Porsche Boxster, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW Z4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche Boxster.

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2015 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800

2014 Porsche
Boxster

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MSRP*: $50,400 - $62,100
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.13% As low as 2.49%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.13% As low as 1.32%
City MPG: 17 - 22 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 34 28 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, Inline-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 2 - 2 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $45,035 - $60,535 --

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