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2020 BMW 8-Series

2021 BMW 8-Series

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2021 Porsche 911

2021 Porsche 911

2021 BMW 8-Series vs. 2021 Porsche 911

 

When it comes to great looks and even better performance, the 2021 BMW 8-Series is an outstanding grand tourer. With the 2021 8-Series, you get a thrilling ride that also comes with all the functionality to make this grand tourer from BMW a practical everyday-car as well. The cabin is spacious and well decked out. Unlike other grand tourers, the 2021 8-Series does not have a cramped rear seating area and luggage space is generous as well. The Porsche 911 has grown over the years from a small sports car to a sports coupe that is large enough now to compete with other grand tourers. In this niche, the 2021 Porsche 911 brings extraordinary pedigree and a solid build. Let us see how these vehicles stack up against each other in our comparison.

Design & Style

With jaw-dropping good looks and sporty curves, the BMW 8-Series is one of BMW’s best-looking cars. The 2021 model looks good as ever with sporty curves, road-hugging profile, and flared wheel arches. The 2021 8-Series is just as practical as it is good-looking. This grand tourer from BMW features a generous cabin and luggage space. Everything about the 8-Series looks and feels premium. The instrument panel is also intuitively designed to ensure that every control is within perfect reach.

When it comes to the 2021 Porsche 911, the styling follows Porsche’s design cues which makes this iconic car stand out. The 2021 Porsche 911 however has serious space issues that make it impractical. Luggage provision is tiny and the rear seat is cramped. This would not be a problem but given that the base model is over $100,000, it does make one question if the 911 offers any value for the money.

Technology & Safety

Buyers of the 2021 8-Series can expect to get a car that comes with loads of tech and safety features as standard. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, as is an excellent infotainment system that can be controlled via gesture and voice commands. The 2021 8-Series also features wireless charging and many other tech features. On the other hand, the 2021 Porsche 911 comes with a host of tech as well including Apple CarPlay (Android Auto is not available even as an option, which is surprising considering the price tag on the car). The infotainment system on the Porsche 911 is also hard to use as it features a series of knobs and buttons that are not clearly marked.

Performance

When it comes to power, the 2021 8-Series has that in plenty, thanks to the twin-turbo, 6-Cylinder engine that powers this nimble tourer. While the V6 is sufficient, BMW also offers a V8 variant that is even more powerful. Ride quality is excellent with the smooth automatic transmission ensuring that the tourer glides along the highway perfectly. The 2021 Porsche 911 also packs a punch, thanks to its 3-liter V6 engine on the base model. The ride quality is good although not as smooth as that of the 2021 8-Series.

The Bottom Line

Given that both the 2021 BMW 8-Series and the 2021 Porsche 911 occupy a niche that calls for power, speed, and comfort, a comparison between these two cars will always be a close one. However, the 2021 8-Series easily trumps the Porsche thanks to the BMW’s enhanced functionality, better performance, and great looks.

Ready to Schedule a 2021 BMW 8-Series Test Drive Today?

At Competition BMW of Smithtown, we give you a chance to experience the pure thrill of driving a 2021 BMW 8-Series for yourself. Come and visit us today or give us a call at (888) 734-3331 to schedule a test drive. Our dealership staff is always on standby to assist you, and we look forward to serving you in the best way possible.

 

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