Compare 2008 BMW 6-Series vs 2008 Porsche 911

2008 BMW 6-Series
2008 Porsche 911
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2-Door Conv 650i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
6 Series 2-Door Conv 650i 14 21 $77,005 $83,700
6 Series 2-Door Conv M6 11 17 $97,610 $106,100
6 Series 2-Door Coupe 650i 15 22 $70,470 $76,600
6 Series 2-Door Coupe M6 11 17 $92,275 $100,300
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2-Door Convertible Carrera
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 18 26 $78,357 $89,700
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4 17 25 $78,357 $89,700
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera 4S 17 23 $87,375 $100,000
911 2-Door Convertible Carrera S 17 25 $82,209 $94,100
911 2-Door Convertible Turbo 15 24 $119,331 $136,500
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 18 26 $64,174 $73,500
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4 17 25 $69,340 $79,400
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera 4S 17 23 $78,357 $89,700
911 2-Door Coupe Carrera S 17 25 $73,192 $83,800
911 2-Door Coupe GT2 16 23 $177,904 $191,700
911 2-Door Coupe GT3 15 22 $93,941 $107,500
911 2-Door Coupe GT3 RS 15 22 $109,175 $124,900
911 2-Door Coupe Turbo 16 23 $110,313 $126,200
911 2-Door Targa 4 17 25 $75,993 $87,000
911 2-Door Targa 4S 17 23 $85,011 $97,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$77,005
$78,357
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$83,700
$89,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1395 / month
$1495 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 BMW 6-Series is overwrought and overstocked with technology that distracts even from the M6’s heroic performance. The 2008 Porsche 911 has few peers in performance or in endurance.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mini-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
82.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.3 58.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 51.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 92.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.6-12.4 4.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.7 x - TBD - 12.52 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 11.78 x 0.95
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
14.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P265/40ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4277 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 10
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 NA
Engine
Displacement
4.8L/293 3.6L/219
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
360 @ 6300 325 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas Flat 6-cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 3400 273 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.08
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.40 2.32
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.91
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.58 1.61
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 6 Series Porsche 911
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-Pivot w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Sport Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Sport MacPherson Strut

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