71points

BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)

70points

Porsche Boxster GTS

BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
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BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014) vs Porsche Boxster GTS

BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS

Why is BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014) better than Porsche Boxster GTS?

  • 30Nm higher maximum torque
    ?

    400Nmvs370Nm
  • 2.4l/100 km better fuel economy (highway)
    ?

    7.1l/100 kmvs9.5l/100 km
  • Has a turbocharged engine
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  • 1.3l/100 km better fuel economy (combined)
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    9.4l/100 kmvs10.7l/100 km
  • 165mm shorter length
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    4.24mvs4404mm
  • 22mm longer wheelbase
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    2.5mvs2474mm
  • 0.3m smaller turn radius
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    10.7mvs11m
  • 5mm narrower
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    1.95mvs1956mm

Why is Porsche Boxster GTS better than BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)?

  • 30km/h faster top speed
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    280km/hvs250km/h
  • 230kg lighter
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    1.35tvs1580000g
  • 0.6s faster acceleration (0-100 km/h)
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    4.6svs5.2s
  • 1l/100 km better fuel economy (city)
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    12.4l/100 kmvs13.4l/100 km
  • 24hp more horsepower
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    330hpvs306hp
  • 13.33% larger engine size
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    3.4lvs3l
  • 19mm shorter
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    1.27mvs1291mm
  • Has ISOFIX/LATCH
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General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
2.Has fully independent suspension
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
3.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
4.turn radius

10.7m

11m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
5.basic warranty (years)

4yrs

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.
6.drivetrain warranty (years)

4yrs

8yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car, such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft, etc. Typically longer than the basic warranty, it lasts for a certain number of years.

Dimensions

1.weight

1.58t

1.35t

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.length

4.24m

4.4m

We consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.
3.wheelbase

2.5m

2.47m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
4.height

1.29m

1.27m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.cargo volume

227l

275l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.
6.width

1.95m

1.96m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Speed

1.top speed

250km/h

280km/h

The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.
2.acceleration time (0-100 km/h)

5.2s

4.6s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
3.coefficient of drag

0.35Cd

0.32Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Engine

1.maximum torque

400Nm

370Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
2.fuel economy (city)

13.4l/100 km

12.4l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
3.horsepower

306hp

330hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
4.fuel economy (highway)

7.1l/100 km

9.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
5.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.
6.fuel economy (combined)

9.4l/100 km

10.7l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A higher fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

Features

1.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
2.number of airbags

2

4

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six, but some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.
3.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
4.Has in-car system
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
5.Has smart key as standard
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
6.Has height-adjustable seat belts
BMW Z4 Roadster sDrive35i (2014)
Porsche Boxster GTS
Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

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