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2015 Porsche 911 vs. 2013 BMW M3 Review

Comparison Review

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 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the BMW M3.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Porsche 911 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW M3.

Handling
The Porsche 911 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW M3, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Porsche 911 has less horsepower than the BMW M3, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Porsche 911 and the BMW M3. The Porsche 911 has less cargo capacity than the BMW M3, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Porsche 911 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M3.

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2015 Porsche
911

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MSRP*: $84,300 - $182,700

2013 BMW
M3

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MSRP*: $60,100
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Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 15 14
Highway MPG: 20 --
Engine(s): Horizontal V-8
Seating Capacity: 2 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: -- $55,290

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