BMW 8 Series vs. Porsche Boxster

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$111,900 - $121,400
$59,000

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.33 / 5
3 Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
523 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
4.4L 32V V8 w/TwinPower Turbo
2.0L 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 - 14.8 cu. ft.
9.7 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
4
2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width
P245/35YR20 - P245/40VR19
P235/35ZR20 - P235/45ZR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.1 in.
97.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
191.2 in.
172.4 in.

Width

Width
74.9 in.
70.9 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4478 - 4736 lbs.
2944 - 3010 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
523 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
553 ft. lbs.
280 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18 gal.
14.2 - 16.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 - 22 mpg
25 - 26 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 26 mpg
28 - 29 mpg

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW 8 Series
Porsche 718 Boxster

Body Style

Body Style
Convertible - Coupe
Convertible

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Two-Seaters

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
2

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4478 - 4736 lbs.
2944 - 3010 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 mpg.
24 - 25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 - 18 mpg.
21 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
25 - 26 mpg.
28 - 29 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4

Displacement

Displacement
4.4 L/268
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
2TB
250, 480, _PDK01

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6 - 7

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD - Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50
3.31 - 3.91

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.52
1.95 - 2.29

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20
1.41 - 1.65

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72
1.13 - 1.30

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32
0.95 - 1.08

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.81 - 0.88

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71
3.00 - 3.55

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.40
3.89

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 - 8.9
7.0 - 7.3

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Strut

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/35YR20 - P245/40VR19
P235/35ZR20, P235/40ZR19, P235/45ZR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P275/30YR20 - P275/35VR19
P265/35ZR20, P265/40ZR19, P265/45ZR18

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
19 X 8 - 20 X 8 in.
18 X 8 - 20 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
19 X 9 - 20 X 9 in.
18 X 9.5 - 20 X 10.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Forged Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39 ft.
36.1 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18 gal.
14.2 - 16.9 gal.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.1 in.
97.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
191.2 in.
172.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in.
70.9 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
53 in.
50.4 - 50.6 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.1 in.
59.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.6 in.
60.3 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5 in.
3.9 - 4.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12.4 - 14.8 ft³.
9.7 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
0.62

Model Group

Model Group
8 Series
Boxster

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury Sport
Luxury Sport

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Convertible - Coupe
Convertible

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
4.4
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
8
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4