With the arrival of the new BMW M4 Competition, does the Porsche 911 Carrera have to worry about? The Stuttgart purists will not even ask the question, but our colleagues from Car Magazine wanted to verify it.
If you live in Europe and are looking for a great sports car available in rear-wheel drive, would you rather spend your money on a new BMW M4 Competition or an entry-level Porsche 911 Carrera? It should be mentioned up front that the new M4 Competition has a significant power advantage over the 911 Carrera. While BMW’s 3.0-liter twin-turbo in-line 6-cylinder engine produces 510 horsepower and 650 Nm, an entry-level Carrera tops out at 380 horsepower and 450 Nm of torque thanks to its 3.0-liter twin-turbo Flat-6.
Despite this power deficit, an organized straight line race between the German duo shows that the 911 gets its power to the ground much more efficiently and sprints faster than the BMW. In one of the races, the M4 Competition managed to catch up with the Porsche and overtake it before the finish line.
The final choice?
Of course, such cars are more than straight line swallows. The rear engine layout of the 911 Carrera gives it a totally different behavior from the M4 Competition. which has its engine in the front. But both seem like a lot of fun to drive and just begging to be pushed to the limit.
Ultimately, our colleagues who make these two videos agree that the 911 is the best tool to buy. But it’s all a matter of taste, even if we must admit that the timeless look of a 911 will certainly get the better of the gigantic grille of the new M4.