Compare 2021 BMW 8-Series vs 2021 Porsche Taycan

2021 BMW 8-Series
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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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4 Cross Turismo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taycan 4 Cross Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $90,900
Taycan 4S AWD N/A N/A N/A $103,800
Taycan 4S Cross Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $110,300
Taycan RWD N/A N/A N/A $79,900
Taycan Turbo AWD N/A N/A N/A $150,900
Taycan Turbo Cross Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $153,500
Taycan Turbo S AWD N/A N/A N/A $185,000
Taycan Turbo S Cross Turismo AWD N/A N/A N/A $187,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$91,080
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$97,400
$90,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1623 / month
$1515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
8.8
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 Taycan is no Tesla-fighter, but it’s the benchmark for fully electric performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Large 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)
191.1 195.8
Height, Overall (in)
52.7 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.1 114.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 77.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 67.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 42.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- 15.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 15.8
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.2
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 39.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40VR18 P275/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
258 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4211 5029
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9 19 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
368 @ 1600 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0 L/183 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
335 @ 5000 375
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 -
Trans Order Code
2TB G1X
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 8.05
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 -
Trans Type
8 2
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series Porsche Taycan
Body Style
Convertible Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 - TBD -
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