Compare 2015 BMW 2-Series vs 2015 Porsche Cayman

2015 BMW 2-Series
2015 Porsche Cayman
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2-Door Conv 228i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2 Series 2-Door Conv 228i RWD 23 34 $35,370 $37,900
2 Series 2-Door Conv 228i xDrive AWD 22 33 $37,025 $39,700
2 Series 2-Door Conv M235i RWD 21 32 $44,385 $47,700
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i RWD 23 36 $30,030 $32,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i RWD SULEV 23 36 $30,030 $32,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,690 $33,900
2 Series 2-Door Coupe 228i xDrive AWD SULEV 23 35 $31,690 $33,900
2 Series 2-Door Coupe M235i RWD 21 32 $40,150 $43,100
2 Series 2-Door Coupe M235i xDrive AWD 20 30 $41,810 $44,900
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cayman 2-Door Coupe 20 30 N/A $52,600
Cayman 2-Door Coupe GTS 19 26 N/A $75,200
Cayman 2-Door Coupe S 20 28 N/A $63,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,370
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,900
$52,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$632 / month
$877 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW 2-Series is a well-rounded luxury sports coupe with looks, handling, features, and speed that belie its entry-level positioning. The 2015 Porsche Cayman remains a focused 911 alternative, at an easier-to-swallow price.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
42.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 48
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.8 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 60.1
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 172.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.6 50.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 97.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.4
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)
13.7 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P265/45ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50HR17 P235/45ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3625 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 340
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 1250 213 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.7 L/165
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5000 275 @ 7400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 30
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.05
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 3.67
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.89
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.46
Trans Type
8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.33
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 2 Series Porsche Cayman
Body Style
Convertible Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.4

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