2018 Porsche 911 vs. 2018 BMW M5

The 2018 Porsche 911 is a powerhouse of a car, offering extensive powertrains with astounding performance. The options available to buyers are staggering and the brand is iconic. However, BMW’s answer is the 2018 M5, a car that has superb handling, a roomy interior and exceptional power. Which car is the best?

Design & Style

The BMW M5 has a sophisticated exterior with a sporty interior. Its grille is twin kidney with a chrome outline. Prominent air takes can be seen in the corners of the front, with another between that extends to the cooler for oil. To reduce weight BMW decided to use aluminum in the hood and front fenders. The exterior of the Porsche 911 is similar to previous editions, with only slight changes to its taillights and horizontal areas. The interior has attractive trim with premium materials and a display that is multifunctional.

Technology & Safety

The Porsche 911 has a complete suite of safety devices for each of its models. This includes airbags for all passengers and drivers, reinforced doors to protect from side impacts, and control mechanisms for stability and traction. The 911 also comes with standard rollover protection. The BMW M5 has a structure which is sturdy, with a collection of safety features of its own. These include parking sensors, monitoring for blind spots, warnings when departing lanes, emergency automatic brakes and a half dozen airbags.


The BMW M5 is multi-talented. It is quick and capable of operating on the track if needed. To those who have test driven it, it is abundantly clear that BMW pulled no punches when designing it.  The engine, which is a 4.4 liter V8, can produce an incredible 600 horsepower with 6600 rpms and 553 pounds of torque. The Porsche 911 Turbo S can produce up to 580 horsepower with its flat 6 turbocharged 3.8 liter engine, giving it the ability to go from zero to sixty in just 3 seconds, which is a feat of engineering. Its speed over extended distances is even more impressive.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche 911 and BMW M5 are both amazing cars when it comes to their appearance, interior comfort and handling. They offer a premium driving experience which is worthy of their high price tags. However, as impressive as the BMW M5 is, it doesn’t have a manual transmission, is still too heavy despite the aluminum modifications made, and costs more despite not offering much more than the Porsche, so the 911 wins.

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