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2020 BMW Z4 vs. 2020 Porsche 911 Review

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2020 BMW
Z4

MSRP*: $49,700 to $63,700
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2020 Porsche
911

MSRP*: $110,200 to $133,400
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MPG - City 24 MPG 17 - 18 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 2 seats 4 seats
Cargo Space 9.9 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, Inline-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 255 - 382 hp 379 - 443 hp
Exterior Length 170.7 in 177.9 in
Exterior Width 73.4 in 72.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear info not available
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Head Room Front 38.9 in
Rear info not available
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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 Z4 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 Z4 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 Z4 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Porsche 911.

Dimensions
The BMW Z4 is about the same width as the Porsche 911. The BMW Z4 is slightly shorter than the Porsche 911, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The BMW Z4 has about the same turning radius as the Porsche 911, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW Z4 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
With its lower torque, the BMW Z4 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Porsche 911.

Utility
The BMW Z4 has less seating than the Porsche 911, making the Porsche 911 the better choice if you need to chauffeur many passengers.

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