With the Porsche 911 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the BMW M3, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.
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 Porsche 911 will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the BMW M3, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Porsche 911 and the BMW M3 have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Porsche 911 is much wider than the BMW M3, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. The Porsche 911 is slightly shorter than the BMW M3, which may make it easier to park.
With similar torque, the Porsche 911 and the BMW M3 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Porsche 911 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW M3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
The Porsche 911 has less horsepower than the BMW M3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Porsche 911 and the BMW M3. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Porsche 911 as you will in the BMW M3.
The Porsche 911 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M3.
Compare the 2014 Porsche 911 and the 2013 BMW M3.
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MSRP*: $96,200 - $117,530
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Visit Rebate Center||Up to $1,500|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 2.49%||As low as 3.19%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 4.80%||As low as 3.12%|
|City MPG:||18 - 19||13|
|Highway MPG:||26 - 27||--|
|Seating Capacity:||4 - 4||4 - 4|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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