2020 BMW M2 Competition vs. 2020 Porsche 911

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Safety

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The M2 Competition’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The 911 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the M2 Competition and the 911 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the M2 Competition for 2 years and 26000 miles longer than Porsche pays for maintenance for the 911 (3/36,000 vs. 1/10,000).

There are over 82 percent more BMW dealers than there are Porsche dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the M2 Competition’s warranty.

Reliability

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From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Porsche vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks BMW 3 places higher in reliability than Porsche.

Engine

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The M2 Competition’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. produces 26 more horsepower (405 vs. 379) and 75 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 331) than the 911’s standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. The M2 Competition’s 3.0 turbo 6 cyl. produces 16 lbs.-ft. more torque (406 vs. 390) than the 911 S’ standard 3.0 turbo 6 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

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Regenerative brakes improve the M2 Competition’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The 911 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the M2 Competition’s standard brake rotors are larger than those on the 911:

M2 Competition

911

Front Rotors

15.7 inches

13 inches

Rear Rotors

15 inches

13 inches

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the M2 Competition has larger front tires than the 911 (245/35R19 vs. 235/40R19).

The M2 Competition’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 35 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the 911’s standard 40 series front tires.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the M2 Competition’s wheelbase is 9.5 inches longer than on the 911 (106 inches vs. 96.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the M2 Competition is 1.8 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the 911.

The M2 Competition’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (51.9% to 48.1%) than the 911’s (36% to 64%). This gives the M2 Competition more stable handling and braking.

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the M2 Competition Coupe is quieter than the 911 S Coupe:

M2 Competition

911

At idle

47 dB

49 dB

Full-Throttle

87 dB

90 dB

Passenger Space

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Because it has more passenger and cargo room, the EPA rates the M2 Competition a Compact car, while the 911 Coupe is rated a Minicompact.

The M2 Competition has 16.7 cubic feet more passenger volume than the 911 (89.7 vs. 73).

The M2 Competition has 2.2 inches more front headroom, 1.8 inches more front shoulder room, 4 inches more rear headroom, 5.8 inches more rear legroom and 5.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the 911.

Cargo Capacity

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The M2 Competition Coupe has a much larger trunk than the 911 Coupe with its rear seat up (13.8 vs. 4.6 cubic feet).

With its coupe body style, valet key, locking rear seatbacks and remote trunk release lockout, the M2 Competition offers cargo security. The 911’s non-lockable folding seat defeats cargo security.

Ergonomics

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If the windows are left open on the M2 Competition the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the 911 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the BMW M2 Competition offers an optional wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The 911 doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Recommendations

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The M2 Competition was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Ten” for 2 of the last 3 years. The 911 has never been a Car and Driver “Top Ten” pick.

The M2 was chosen as one of Automobile Magazine’s “All Stars” for 2 of the last 3 years. The 911 has never been an “All Star.”

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