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EVO Video Review: BMW 1M vs Porsche Cayman R

1M | June 8th, 2011 by 7
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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.

EVO Video Review: BMW 1M vs Porsche Cayman R

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.

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  • Tzm

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

  • Manny Antunes

    Well done HarrisMonkey!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000404206443 Misha Nikolich

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/meghanne701 Meghanne Foye
  • Tronado

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

  • http://caysport.com/ Porsche Cayman

    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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