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2014 Porsche 911 vs. 2014 BMW Z4 Review

Comparison Review


Convenience
The Porsche 911 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW Z4, making it more convenient to drive.

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 and the BMW Z4 have similar Destination Charges.

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 its lower torque, the Porsche 911 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as 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 is somewhat more powerful than the BMW Z4.

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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2014 Porsche
911

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MSRP*: $96,200 - $117,530
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2014 BMW
Z4

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MSRP*: $48,950 - $65,800
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 3.19%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.10% As low as 3.12%
City MPG: 18 - 19 17 - 22
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 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

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