2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe vs. BMW M6

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe vs 2018 BMW M6

When it comes to luxury sports cars, it always seems like Porsche and BMW stand above the rest. Known as brands that create the highest quality luxury sports cars, it can be difficult to decide which one best fits your personality and your priorities. It can feel like splitting hairs. But then again, when it comes to buying a car, isn't it worth to split every hair? We think so. We believe that the difference is in the details, the most crucial element when buying a car. That's why we're comparing the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe against the 2018 BMW 6-series, so that you can find the details and differences that matter most to you.

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe


2018 BMW M6

500 Horsepower 560
3,917 Gross Vehicle Weight 5,315
3.8 (3.2 with Chrono Package) Seconds 0-60 Times 5.5 Seconds
17 Fuel Economy (Combined MPG) 16

The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe's Performance Edge

As you can see, when it comes to finer points, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe and 2018 BMW M6 are starkly different luxury sports cars. Both pack a wallop when it comes to horsepower, with the 2018 BMW M6 holding a slight edge. However, that edge seems irrelevant when it comes to the other details. For instance, despite having more horsepower, the 2018 BMW M6's acceleration is far behind the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe's, over a full second behind its 0-60 time (and two full seconds when the Porsche is equipped with the chrono. Why is this? Well, when you take account that the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe is over 1,000 lbs. lighter than the 2018 BMW M6, you begin to see how this is possible. It may be that the 2018 BMW M6 has more total horsepower, but the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe is better with how it uses its horsepower, giving it a much better horsepower to weight ratio, thus making it the far faster sports car.

Then, of course, is the fuel economy. It might not be the most important priority when buying a sports car, but is still worth considering. The difference is slight, but it's still worth noting how the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 Coupe once again has the advantage. It goes to show that when it comes to sports cars, it's not just about how much horsepower an engine has, it's also about the car around the engine and how the car uses that horsepower as effectively as possible.


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