The 2017MY update has brought the important change for the BMW 2 Series one year ...
The 2017MY update has brought the important change for the BMW 2 Series one year ahead of the coupe’s mid-cycle revamp, in the form of the M240i. We have already seen the M235i’s replacement showing no mercy towards the M2 in the drag race, but what about the battle with Porsche’s new 718 Cayman?
The answer to that question comes in the form of thi video, which shows the Bimmer duking it out with the non-S 718 Cayman. The pair of German sportscars engaged in the quarter-mile battle held by Auto Bild.
This is one of those BMW-Porsche rivalries that sees competitors being matched on both the tech and a financial fronts, albeit with the expected premium for the Zuffenhausen model.
To be more precise, while the Bimmer comes with the starting price of $45,445, a mid-engined machine, which represents the most affordable path into the Porsche sportscar owners club, has the MSRP of $53,900.
Speaking of the engine placement in the Porsche, some vehicle enthusiasts out there might discard this pure driving advantage due to the turbo-four nature of the Porscha.
The BMW also has a practicality advantage delivered by its 2+2 layout, so, at least on paper, none of these can come out as a clear winner when it comes to the balanced buying decision.
On the tech front, the Porsche’s 2.0-liter flat-four, which delivers 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, can’t match the figures of the BMW’s new B58 single-turbo 3.0-liter straight-six, which packs 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm).
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