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2015 Porsche 911 vs. 2015 BMW Z4 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 Z4, 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 Z4.

Dimensions
Since the Porsche 911 is much wider than the BMW Z4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Porsche 911, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW Z4.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Porsche 911 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the BMW Z4.

Handling
The Porsche 911 has a larger turning radius than the BMW Z4, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Porsche 911 has a much more powerful engine than the BMW Z4. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Porsche 911 offers greater seating capacity than the BMW Z4, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Porsche 911 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the BMW Z4.

Warranty
The Porsche 911 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW Z4.

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2015 Porsche
911

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MSRP*: $96,200 - $194,600

2015 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.49% As low as 3.59%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: -- 17 - 22
Highway MPG: -- 24 - 34
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, Inline-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 2 - 2
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: -- $45,035 - $60,535

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.