Compare 2012 Porsche 911 vs 2012 BMW 6-Series

2012 Porsche 911
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$70,920
$67,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$79,000
$73,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1317 / month
$1227 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mini-Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 49.7
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 30.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.5 56.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 87.0
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 35.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
51.6 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
92.5 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 74.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.8 192.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.7 16.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.78 x 0.95 13.6 x 0.9
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)
12.52 x 1.10 13.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.60 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.10-13.80 17.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/40ZR18 P245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40ZR18 P245/45R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 4001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 11 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 210
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
345 @ 6500 315 @ 5800-6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
288 @ 4400 332 @ 1400-4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/221 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 2TB
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.11
Trans Type
6 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Porsche 911 BMW 6 Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 6

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