BMW vs Porsche | Which is Better?

BMW vs Porsche, both of these brands are renowned. But if we compare them we can see there are a lot of differences in their engine technology, design, fuel efficiency, cost, and reliability. Due to their popularity, people often wonder if Porsche and BMW are the same company. However, BMW was formed in 1916 as an airplane engine-making company.

But later on, it converted its production to cars. But Porsche was established in 1931 in Stuttgart. Both car brands are known for their slim trim technology and engine that has 275 horsepower. For example, if we compare BMW e46 m3 vs Porsche 996 we can see why Porsche has better performance. But the Porsche engine is better in performance.

BMW vs Porsche Chart

Car BmwPorsche
Starting Price$61,600
Horsepower RPM 5500 rpm5300 rpm
Torque RPM1340 rpm1500rpm
Gear NumberAutomatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD
Blind Spot SystemStandardStandard
Forward Collision WarningActiveActive
Rust Warranty Length12 year12 year

The two German brands, BMW and Porsche are always in your mind if you want to purchase a luxury car. To decide, which one is better, is a quite difficult task. That, BMW flaunts its ‘Ultimate Driving Machine’ technology. While Porsche is known for its 911 sports car.

Although slightly more expensive Porsche wins the battle with its all-wheel drive system, touch screen of 10.9 inch, and enhanced sound system. Not only this, Porsche gives more models than BMW. As long as speed is concerned, Porsche has better speed with its 4 –cylinder engine and 255 hp.

Engine Comparison Chart

Car BmwPorsche
Horsepower RPM 5500 rpm5300 rpm
Torque RPM1340 rpm1500rpm
EPA Highway Fuel Economy21 MPG17 MPG
Start/Stop SystemYesYes

Fuel Consumption & Performance Comparison

As far as the Bmw and Porsche fuel efficiency is concerned Porsche has a better fuel capacity. For example, if we see the BMW e30 vs Porsche 944, the 944 has a fuel capacity of up to 2.5 liters while the BMW e30 only has a 1.6-1.8 liters capacity. But the Porsche 911 consumes more fuel than BMW 6 series.

Maintenance cost comparison

BMW appears to be costing way lesser than Porsche. If we take a look into popular models of both brands such as the Bmw alpine b7 vs Porsche Panamera then we will come to know that the maintenance cost has a huge difference of hundreds of dollars. Annually, BMW will cost $1000 while Porsche will cost $1190 for maintenance and servicing.

Reliability comparison

Reliability is something that matters the most when buying an expensive automobile. In this case, Porsche is the winner. Porsche ranks at fourth position in most reliable rankings at J.D Power’s 2020 list. However, BMW is in the 8th position under the same list.

Size & Dimensions:

Vehicle BmwPorsche
Headroom (front/rear)40.8 inches-
Legroom (front/rear)39.8 inches-
Shoulder Room (front/rear)60 inches-


In conclusion after performing a deep research on various aspects of an automobile. We have come to the fair point that, Porsche appears to be a lot better than BMW. As it has better styles and designing. While BMW is relying on the same styling so far.

Not only this, but Porsche overtakes BMW in space and model diversity too. The only thing that makes BMW the winner is price comparison. As BMW is less expensive than Porsche.

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