EVO Video Review: BMW 1M vs Porsche Cayman R

1M | June 8th, 2011 by 7
BMW 1er M Coupe Porsche Cayman R AutoBild1 750x500 EVO Video Review: BMW 1M vs Porsche Cayman R

Our favorite automotive journalist, Chris Harris, delivers another exciting review. This time, the UK journalist brings together the new BMW 1M and its counterpart, the …

Our favorite automotive journalist, Chris Harris, delivers another exciting review. This time, the UK journalist brings together the new BMW 1M and its counterpart, the Porsche Cayman R.

Looking from a price point, the comparison is somewhat uneven, the Cayman R is about 40 percent more expensive than the 1M, a factor that seems to decisively weight in 1M’s favor.

With 330 horsepower, the Cayman R offers marginally less power than the 1M (340 hp), but to overcome the power difference, it weighs less: 1,408 kgs vs 1,536 for 1M. The mid-engine placement helps the Porsche sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.8 seconds, slightly slower than the 1M and its 4.6 seconds. But the Porsche makes up the difference and more from 0 to 124 mph: 16.4 seconds vs. 17.8 seconds for 1M.

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Porsche Cayman R is 1M’s toughest opponent. The car sports bucket seats, loops for closing the doors and no air conditioning or radio, keeping the weight very low.

7 Responses to “EVO Video Review: BMW 1M vs Porsche Cayman R”

  1. Tzm says:

    Chris as always made a wonderful job ;). Bmw 1M grows in my eyes seriously

  2. Manny Antunes says:

    Well done HarrisMonkey!

  3. M cars aren’t about engines – M cars are about chassis’.  I have to agree. Lets hope M can focus on weight saving materials for future models. Great job as always Monkey Harris!

  4. Tronado says:

    Ok so he tested 2 manual cars, the Cayman R with a dual clutch transmission would beat the BMW to 62mph.

  5. Chris Harris has always done his best. The impact of his work reflects here with such excited blogs. Hope to see more from his side. 

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