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911 Carrera S vs BMW M4

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S vs. 2017 BMW M4 in Beverly Hills, CA

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Upgrading your daily drive with a German-engineered performance luxury coupe is a fantastic idea. Developed with advanced power, unmatched handling, and the level of comfort and convenience that you deserve, Porsche and BMW coupes are ideal for Southern California. The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S and 2017 BMW M4 are two of the most popular options for true performance aficionados, but which one is the preferred model? Peruse our side-by-side comparison of the two models, and discover for yourself which sports car is left in the dust.

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. 2017 BMW M4: Performance

While the 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S and the 2017 BMW M4 come with twin-turbo, six-cylinder engines, there are several key differences between the performance of these two sports cars. Check out the performance metrics in the table below, but scheduling a test drive appointment with our team is the best option for understanding how the 911 Carrera S and M4 perform.

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Sports Car

2017 BMW M4

3.0L twin-turbo boxer-6


3.0L TwinPower Turbo I-6

420 HP


425 HP

368 lb.-ft.


406 lb.-ft.

3.9 seconds

0-60 MPH Acceleration

3.9 seconds

190 MPH

Top Speed

174 MPH

In addition to the differences in engine performance, the 911 Carrera S models are engineered with several features that BMW doesn’t include.

  • Six-piston aluminum monobloc fixed brake calipers at the front and four-piston units at the rear
  • Porsche Torque Vectoring and Active Suspension Management to optimize drivability
  • 7-speed PDK transmission that offers manual and automatic modes and a more responsive performance
  • Active air intake flaps for greater cooling at lower speeds, and improved aerodynamics at higher speeds

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. 2017 BMW M4: Design Features

When it comes to design, both models have features that can only be described as iconic. The Porsche 911 body style has been refined over the years, but still has the classic shape. The M4 features the ‘kidney grille’ and M-series badging that are emblematic of BMW.

Iconic elements are where the similarities for these two sports cars end. Key differences that performance enthusiasts will want to consider are as follows:

  • The new 911 Carrera S weighs almost 400 lbs. less than the BMW M4
  • Distinctive 20-in Carrera S exclusive wheels
  • Twin dual-tube tailpipes in brushed stainless steel highlight the rear end of the new Carrera S
  • The 911 Carrera S features an interior design styled after the iconic 918 Spyder and offers the highest levels of comfort and function

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera vs. 2017 BMW M4: Technology Features

If you’re looking to stay entertained and connected to your home or office while behind the wheel, both models have advanced systems for navigation, communication, and media streaming. The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S features the Porsche Communication Management system to keep you in touch and provide the soundtrack for your daily drive. The new BMW M4 does offer 3-D maps, a 200 GB hard drive, and Over-The-Air navigation updates, but the system included with the Carrera S is much more driver-centric with greater ease of use.

The Porsche Communication Management system provides the following added features:

  • An internal ‘jukebox’ hard drive and two SD card readers
  • A Bluetooth® connection that allows you to make calls with your phone in your pocket or bag
  • Car Connect Services provide vehicle stats, carfinder, remote control of air conditioning, Google® Earth maps, Wireless Internet access, and much more

Schedule a Test-Drive For a Porsche 911 Carrera with Us!

Do you know that a Porsche 911 Carrera is the model you want for your first or 20th performance model? Few sports cars are as impressive as a 911, and few dealerships are as remarkable as Beverly Hills Porsche. Discover your next new 911 in our inventory, and then contact our team by phone at (888) 391-3469 or use our schedule test drive form to get in the driver’s seat.

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