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2020 BMW M4 vs. 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

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2020 BMW
M4

MSRP*: $77,650
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Picture of the 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster

2020 Porsche
718 Boxster

MSRP*: $59,600 to $72,000
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MPG - City 17 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 MPG 24 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 4 seats 2 seats
Cargo Space 13.1 ft3 9.6 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel Rear-wheel
Horsepower 444 hp 300 - 350 hp
Exterior Length 184.5 in 172.4 in
Exterior Width 73.6 in 70.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 33.1 in
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Head Room Front 40.4 in
Rear 37.1 in
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Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

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Comparison Review

Convenience
The Porsche 718 Boxster requires fewer visits to the gas station than the BMW M4, 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 BMW M4 is somewhat more expensive than the Porsche 718 Boxster. 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 M4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Dimensions
Since the BMW M4 is much wider than the Porsche 718 Boxster, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW M4, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Handling
The BMW M4 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW M4 has a much more powerful engine than the Porsche 718 Boxster. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW M4 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Utility
The BMW M4 offers greater seating capacity than the Porsche 718 Boxster, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW M4 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Porsche 718 Boxster.

Warranty
The BMW M4 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Porsche 718 Boxster.