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Owners of the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman and the 2018 BMW M2 look at the vehicle as more than just practical people movers. It’s okay for simple transportation vehicles to worry about plenty of legroom, efficiency, and comfort. But the owners of these vehicles want more. They want a connection between their heart rate and the speedometer. They want to have fun. They want to stop on a dime and take corners sideways. And yet, they still need more. Let’s see which car has the most to offer.
Design & Style
The Porsche company dedicates their efforts toward making vehicles that accelerate your blood flow. BMW concentrates their efforts on performance and flat out great cars. The cars used in today’s comparison are perfect examples of some of the best that both companies have to offer.
And because both of these vehicles will undoubtedly be pushed to their limits, a major design factor that many take into consideration is reliability. In an initial quality study done by JD Power and Associates, the Porsche 718 Cayman ranked three places higher than the BMW M2.
Style wise, the BMW M2 started out as a basic, daily driving machine. It has been morphed into the high-performance vehicle that it is today. The Porsche 718 Cayman is an imposing figure that was always designed with fun and style in mind.
Technology & Safety
In order to come to a stop from 70 mph, only 141 feet was needed by the 718 Cayman, while 18 feet more was needed for the BMW M2 to come to a halt. This could have a lot to do with the M2’s greater mass. The Cayman is lighter on its “feet”.
Standard safety equipment in both vehicles consists of the following: rearview cameras, daytime running lights, skid preventing electronic stability systems, traction control, four-wheel antilock brakes, front seatbelt pre-tensioners, side impact head airbags, front passenger and driver knee airbags, front side impact airbags, and passenger and driver frontal airbags.
Superior balance is provided by a lower center of gravity involving the Porsche’s turbocharged flat four engine. Pumped out by the 2.0 L engine, and paired with a PDK dual clutch transmission are 280 pounds per foot of torque and 300 hp. Torque and horsepower do not suffer for those who opt for a manual. With an automatic, it takes 4.7 seconds to go from 0 to 60.
There can be no doubt that the M2 from BMW is one fun car to drive. The 3.0 L in-line six-cylinder engine (which, by the way, is turbocharged) boasts 343 pounds per foot of torque and 365 hp. Bolted to the engine can be either a seven-speed dual clutch transmission or a six-speed manual.
The Bottom Line
Though in a contest for raw power, the Porsche may falter very slightly, in the big picture, the 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman is a clear victor. It brakes better, handles exquisitely while still putting all of its power to good use, lasts longer, uses less fuel to go further, and doesn’t have the chassis of a model that is considered inferior. You can upgrade your 718 Cayman with some astounding optional features and choose between two differently sized engines.
Ready to Schedule a 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman Test Drive Today?
When you’re in the neighborhood for a new 2018 Porsche 718 Cayman, 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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