The Germans at AutoBild took to the track to drag race the new BMW M240i and its somewhat rival, the Porsche Cayman 718, essentially a traditional 2+2 sports car against a 2-seat coupe. The two cars are significantly different when it comes to the price tag. The 2017 BMW M240i starts at around $45,000, while the Cayman goes for nearly $54,000. Both cars though have their own cult in their respective communities.
The Cayman brings to the fight a 2.0 liter flat-four engine, delivering 300 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. The M240i is represented by the all-new B58 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbo engine promising 335 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
On paper, the M240i should be the fastest car, but the weight will certainly play a factor. The Cayman weighs between 2950-3050 lb, while the M240i is significantly heavier – 3499-3519 lbs.
So which one will take the win in this straight line test? Let’s find out.