BMW M3 Cabrio vs Porsche Cayman S

Picture of BMW M3 Cabrio (E93)
Picture of Porsche Cayman S (987 facelift)
Category BMW M3 Cabrio (E93)Porsche Cayman S
Engine layout 4.0 l V83.5 l B6
Max power (ps / bhp) 420 / 414320 / 315
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 400 / 295370 / 273
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1810 / 39901375 / 3031
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 232 / 229232 / 229

Performance

Category BMW M3 Cabrio (E93)Porsche Cayman S
0 - 100 kph 4.6 s4.5 s
0 - 200 kph 17.3 s17.0 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 12.7 s12.5 s
0 - 100 mph 10.7 s10.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 9.0 s @ 94.4 mph8.9 s @ 95.1 mph
1/4 mile 13.1 s12.9 s
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)275 kph (171 mph)
Est. max acceleration 0.68 g (7 m/s²)0.69 g (7 m/s²)

Summary

Category BMW M3 Cabrio (E93)Porsche Cayman S
Track Performance 380400
Straight line speed 735800
Total 11151200

Verdict

Cayman S is the fastest by a small margin.

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gt  11y ago

well, dream.


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BumRush  11y ago

O, n my M-Spec gets around 17mpg, or some where around there, but i really couldnt care bout mpg with my prescious car, and i wouldnt sell it either, dont plan too.!


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BumRush  11y ago

Gt, if I myself owned the dealership, i wouldnt have done such a stupid move, cause selling that Veyron would have bought my buisness ALOT more money. but if i had to pick one, too keep, without the option of selling, its the ZR1 for Sure! cause if i had the Veyron, id sell it!! (Shocking)? bam, thats $1.6m in my hands! then i could buy 20cars!! (wouldnt buy 20 though):)



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Anonymous  11y ago

I fastestlaps; new times @ INTA:

March 2010 Automovil ( Spain)

Same day, same driver, 5º celsius ambient. 948 Hpa

1º Renault Megane RS III cup 250cv-----------1 min 12,71 seg

2º Subaru Impreza STI 300cv-----------------1 min 12,73 seg

3º Seat León Cupra R TSi 265cv---------------1 min 13,30 seg

4º Golf R 4 motion TSi 270cv------------------1 min 13,84 seg

5º Mazda 3 MPS 260cv-----------------------1 min 14,24 seg

6º Focus RS II 305cv-------------------------1 min 14,58 seg

INTA Automovil (spain)
Other day, 26º celsius ambient, 34º celsius track:

Golf GTI VI---------- 1 min 14,67

Civic type.r Champ.ed.--1 min 15,55

Golf GTD Tdi VI--------1 min 16,58

http://www.forocoches.com/foro/showthread.php?t=1608943


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Yaspaa  11y ago

No, it was the reason I sold the car.


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FastestLaps  11y ago

Do you feel nostalgia for bad fuel economy?


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Yaspaa  11y ago

Ah, just like my old XR4i.


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Wads  11y ago

I do at the moment.... the best I get is 16mpg or 170 miles on a tank....


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Yaspaa  11y ago

You would have great fun between petrol stations. :)


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Wads  11y ago

P.S. without the wife I'd have the Z06


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Wads  11y ago

The "what you could buy for that money" question always has a lot of variable that aren't always so clear cut..... I have the M3 Vert because I have a family so 3 seats was the minimum..... family = wife = convertible "or you ain't having it at all"...... so from that list above the only other option was the S5 which I tried (wrote a full review here if you look in the articles tab at the bottom of the FL home page)..... it was ok but the M3 vert was quicker than the S5 Coupe and the S5 cab didn't exist when I bought..... if it had we'd go back to the wife conversation and then it would have gone back to the M3 Vert as it was cheaper to lease than the Audi.....


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Yaspaa  11y ago

My sister is a dental nurse. The dentists cars are always the same. M3, Cayman or Boxster. For me where Porsche is concerned, it's 911 or nothing. Cayman or Boxster is what you buy the missus.


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Anonymous  11y ago

And it all depends on where you live, the Corvette is like GB90k over there! and preference. and tat color is....Interesting on the E92 to say the least.


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Anonymous  11y ago

With that same money, you could buy:

Audi S5
Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZO6
Audi TT-RS
Shelby Mustang Cobra GT500
Cadillac CTS-V
Porsche Boxter Spyder

Just to name a few in that price range. But we all have different tastes, but id go for the GT500 and S5!!!!


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BumRush  11y ago

LOL Only if the M3 wasnt the Cabrio!...Maybe:)


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Wads  11y ago

If it was BumRush he'd probably have the Cayman as well ;-)


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FastestLaps  11y ago

its my M3 in the picture

I am sure it was necessary to point that out :D


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Wads  11y ago

both are great transmissions with very good shift times,i didnt have the chance to try any though,i just wanna say that this comparison between the cayman s and m3 cabrio doesnt mean pdk

Yes I agree and its my M3 in the picture..... the Cayman is a different type of car so not the best comparison.


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BumRush  11y ago

Ill just stick with a Proper 6-Speed Manual! a Real Drivers Choice XD but i gotta admit, That PorscheDoppelKupplung is quite the Tranny!