Compare 2012 BMW 6-Series vs 2012 Porsche 911

2012 BMW 6-Series
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2-Door Coupe 640i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 640i 23 33 $67,710 $73,600
2-Door Convertible 640i 21 31 $74,610 $81,100
2-Door Coupe 650i 15 23 $76,360 $83,000
2-Door Coupe 650i xDrive 15 20 $79,120 $86,000
2-Door Convertible 650i 15 23 $83,260 $90,500
2-Door Convertible 650i xDrive 15 23 $86,020 $93,500
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2-Door Coupe Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 25 $70,920 $79,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera Black Edition 18 25 $72,990 $81,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 18 24 $76,680 $85,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 18 26 $80,910 $90,100
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera Black Edition 18 26 $81,990 $91,300
2-Door Coupe Carrera S 18 25 $82,530 $91,900
2-Door Targa 4 18 25 $83,970 $93,500
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 18 25 $86,670 $96,500
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 18 25 $88,290 $98,300
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera S 18 26 $92,520 $103,000
2-Door Coupe Carrera GTS 18 25 $92,610 $103,100
2-Door Targa 4S 17 25 $95,580 $106,400
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4S 17 25 $98,280 $109,400
2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 GTS 18 25 $99,000 $110,200
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera GTS 18 26 $101,430 $112,900
2-Door Coupe GT3 14 21 $103,950 $115,700
2-Door Cabriolet Carrera 4 GTS 17 25 $107,910 $120,100
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 14 21 $121,770 $135,500
2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 24 $123,570 $137,500
2-Door Cabriolet Turbo 16 24 $133,920 $149,000
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 17 25 $144,450 $160,700
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 16 24 $154,710 $172,100
2-Door Coupe S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 17 25 $164,880 $183,400
2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 4.0 N/A N/A $166,320 $185,000
2-Door Cabriolet S Turbo 918 Spyder Edition 16 24 $176,580 $196,400
2-Door Coupe GT2 RS 16 23 $220,320 $245,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,710
$70,920
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$73,600
$79,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1227 / month
$1317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Elegant, stylish, comfortable, and quick, the 2012 BMW 6-Series is one of the top choices for a grand-touring coupe or convertible--as long as your budget can handle it. The 2012 Porsche 911 is one of the best buys in the sports car market, and quite possibly the most practical, luxurious car at its performance level available.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
30.5 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 51.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.0 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
35.7 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.7 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 92.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.6 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 175.8
Height, Overall (in)
53.9 51.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 3.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x 0.9 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x 1.2 12.52 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.60
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.2 17.10-13.80
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R18 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4001 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I6 Gas Flat 6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
332 @ 1400-4500 288 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.6L/221
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
315 @ 5800-6000 345 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 - TBD -
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Porsche 911
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 4

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