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2020 BMW 230 vs. 2020 Porsche 911 Review

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2020 BMW
230

MSRP*: $41,100 to $43,100
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2020 Porsche
911

MSRP*: $110,200 to $133,400
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MPG - City 21 - 23 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 34 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 11.8 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 379 - 443 hp
Exterior Length 174.7 in 177.9 in
Exterior Width 69.8 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.5 in
Rear 31.8 in
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Head Room Front 40.5 in
Rear 37.0 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 230 as you will with the Porsche 911, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 230 is clearly a better financial choice over the Porsche 911. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 230 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 911.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 230 is much slimmer than the Porsche 911, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the BMW 230 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Porsche 911.

Handling
The BMW 230 has a smaller turning radius than the Porsche 911, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 230 is significantly less powerful than the Porsche 911. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 230 has much less torque than the Porsche 911, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 230 and the Porsche 911.

Warranty
The BMW 230 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 911.