2018 Porsche 718 Boxster vs. 2018 BMW M4

Owners of the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster and the 2018 BMW M4 will undoubtedly insure both vehicles for maximum coverage. And right off the bat, there is good news for 718 Boxster owners. Over a five-year period, it will be cheaper to ensure the 718 Boxster than it will the M4. Also less over a five-year ownership period will be the 718 Boxster costs for maintenance, repairs, fees, fuel, financing, and depreciation. But let’s look a little further into this comparison.

Design & Style

Compared to the M4 convertible when it has its top down, the Boxster has a considerably larger trunk (7.8 ft.³ versus 9.7 ft.³) The Boxster is also easier to get in and out of, at least for the driver. This is due to an easy entry system which glides the driver’s seat back and raises the steering wheel when the ignition is switched off or the door is unlocked. This system does not exist in the M4. Neither does the M4 offer air-conditioned seats, as does the 718 Boxster, for both front passenger and driver comfort.

Technology & Safety

Standard safety equipment in both the M4 and the Boxster consists of the following: rearview cameras, daytime running lights, skid preventing electronic stability systems, traction control, four-wheel antilock brakes, front seat belt pre-tensioners, side impact head airbags, front passenger and driver knee airbags, front side impact airbags, and passenger and driver frontal airbags.

The technology of regenerative brakes helps the 718 Boxster beat out the M4 for fuel efficiency. There is no regenerative braking system in the M4. And while on the subject of braking, shorter braking distance is required for the 718 Boxster than is the M4.


When automatics were tested, the M4 GTS was slower than the Boxster S, though in a race from 0 to 60, the M4 took only .1 seconds longer. Handling stability is enhanced in the 718 Boxster thanks to its lower center of gravity. (A direct result of its flat cylinder configuration.) As far as fuel economy is concerned, with an automatic transmission, the M4 got 16 MPG city and 22 MPG highway, while the Boxster boasts a somewhat superior 22 MPG city and 29 MPG highway.

The Bottom Line

Before wrapping up, one final point: JD Power and Associates has done surveys and has published statistics that rank the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster higher than the 2018 BMW M4 in initial quality, long-term dependability, and reliability. More or less, that is the final nail in the coffin for the BMW M4 when compared against the Porsche 718 Boxster. BMW makes a great car – but in this case, Porsche comes out ahead.

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When you’re in the neighborhood for a new 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster, head over to our showroom. After shopping with Porsche Huntington, you will see that we are unlike any other dealership you’ve ever dealt with. We pride ourselves on exclusivity, technology, and the finest workmanship. The next time you need servicing on your Porsche or are in the market to purchase a new one, visit Porsche Huntington today. You’ll be glad you did.

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