Compare 2021 BMW 8-Series vs 2021 Porsche 911

2021 BMW 8-Series
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2021 Porsche 911
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840i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
8 Series 840i Convertible 22 29 $91,080 $97,400
8 Series 840i Coupe 23 30 $82,340 $88,000
8 Series 840i Gran Coupe 22 29 $79,550 $85,000
8 Series 840i xDrive Convertible 20 27 $93,780 $100,300
8 Series 840i xDrive Coupe 20 27 $85,035 $90,900
8 Series 840i xDrive Gran Coupe 20 27 $82,245 $87,900
8 Series M850i xDrive Convertible 17 24 $113,400 $121,400
8 Series M850i xDrive Coupe 17 25 $104,565 $111,900
8 Series M850i xDrive Gran Coupe 17 24 $101,775 $108,900
M8 Gran Coupe 15 21 $121,400 $130,000
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Carrera 4 Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
911 Carrera 4 Convertible 18 24 N/A $119,300
911 Carrera 4 Coupe 18 24 N/A $106,500
911 Carrera 4S Convertible 18 23 N/A $135,200
911 Carrera 4S Coupe 18 23 N/A $122,400
911 Carrera Convertible 18 24 N/A $112,000
911 Carrera Coupe 18 24 N/A $99,200
911 Carrera S Convertible 18 23 N/A $127,900
911 Carrera S Coupe 18 23 N/A $115,100
911 Targa 4 18 24 N/A $119,300
911 Targa 4S 18 23 N/A $135,200
911 Targa 4S Heritage Design Edition 18 23 N/A $180,600
911 Turbo Convertible 15 20 N/A $183,600
911 Turbo Coupe 15 20 N/A $170,800
911 Turbo S Convertible 15 20 N/A $216,300
911 Turbo S Coupe 15 20 N/A $203,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$91,080
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$97,400
$119,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1623 / month
$1988 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 BMW 8-Series is a gorgeous statement piece that strikes an enviable balance between performance and usability. The 2021 Porsche 911 bristles with pavement-conquering confidence, and brims with tech and luxe touches.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Minicompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
29.5 -
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
34.7 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 -
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 177.9
Height, Overall (in)
52.7 51.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.1 96.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 62.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 -
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.6
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40VR18 P295/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
258 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/40YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4211 3614
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 20 X 11.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded H-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
368 @ 1600 331 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 3.0 L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 379 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.17
Trans Order Code
2TB G1G
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.56
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.76
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.89
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 2.15
Trans Type
8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.61
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 3.99
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Porsche 911
Body Style
Convertible Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.8
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