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      06-09-2019, 06:46 AM   #1
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Should be noted that the UK spec M40i has about 50 fewer horses than US spec
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Yeah, it's too bad that most of the tests and comparisons are using the 340hp euro Z4. OTOH, 0.1 behind a Porsche Boxster GTS that costs 50% more is pretty impressive. I'm sure the 382hp NA spec Z4 would have beaten it.

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The Boxster got a bad launch and was able to pull ahead so even if they used a US spec M40i, with a proper launch the Boxster should still be ahead. Also, none of these cars were designed for drag races. I'd be more interested in a track times like Nurburgring, which I bet the Boxster would have an advantage.
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The Boxster got a bad launch and was able to pull ahead so even if they used a US spec M40i, with a proper launch the Boxster should still be ahead. Also, none of these cars were designed for drag races. I'd be more interested in a track times like Nurburgring, which I bet the Boxster would have an advantage.
with a 0.1 second difference, the extra 42hp would definitely made up the difference.....assuming the hp difference is actual, then it equates to 4-5 tenths in the quarter mile. That said, I don't expect the difference to be so severe.....but I'd put money on the Z4 even against the far more expensive GTS. The regular Boxster S would be even farther behind.

I love the Boxster; I almost bought one.....but the Z4 has a better engine with better sound and more power. No it isn't going to handle as good as a Boxster but it is much closer than I expected. The looks and 40% price advantage sealed the deal for me but I still like the Boxster as well.

As far as the Nuburgring is concerned, the M40i has already produced a very impressive 7:55 run. works for me.

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I honestly dont understand why the GTS is routinely measured against the M40i. The price difference is 'significant' for any sort of apples to apples config. Where should we be drawing a line in terms of what seems to be a competitive option? If the boxster was literally twice as expensive, would it get the same comparisons? Three times as expensive? I just dont get the repetitive story of "oh, well, we compared the Z4 to this $100k+ version of a boxster and it came up short - particularly if they arent going to measure against the strongest in the line (US spec).
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I honestly dont understand why the GTS is routinely measured against the M40i. The price difference is 'significant' for any sort of apples to apples config. Where should we be drawing a line in terms of what seems to be a competitive option? If the boxster was literally twice as expensive, would it get the same comparisons? Three times as expensive? I just dont get the repetitive story of "oh, well, we compared the Z4 to this $100k+ version of a boxster and it came up short - particularly if they arent going to measure against the strongest in the line (US spec).
To be fair. The folks at Carwow tested the hottest BMW Z4 version available. Just need to wait for the US zines to have the same test. Although I bet the results aren't much different.

Fact is ... people are actually rather used to BMWs being able to punch well above their weight. 1M vs Cayman R vs TTRS and or NISMO 370 were all the rage for the 1M intro.

The disappointment here is that the Z4 M40i isn't BMWs best effort possible. BMW doesn't have an Z4M or Z4M Competition to offer
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Car wow reviews are getting better towards bmw

Gts is way more expensive and more of a racier car then z4. Z4 is way more comfortable and sounds better.

Look wise it's subjective. I'll just say Audi is a chic car, Porsche and bmw are awesome looking
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The excuses are really flowing. Everybody knows the Boxster GTS is both quicker, faster, and better handling. Yes, it is more expensive, but they are in the same segment...so stop your crying. They have very different missions, so just be happy they both even exist in this current crossover world.
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The excuses are really flowing. Everybody knows the Boxster GTS is both quicker, faster, and better handling. Yes, it is more expensive, but they are in the same segment...so stop your crying. They have very different missions, so just be happy they both even exist in this current crossover world.
I don't think the GTS is any quicker or faster, at least in a straight line and I'm not sure that pointing out that it costs 50% more is crying either. .....I am happy that both exist, however. ;-)

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The Boxster got a bad launch and was able to pull ahead so even if they used a US spec M40i, with a proper launch the Boxster should still be ahead. Also, none of these cars were designed for drag races. I'd be more interested in a track times like Nurburgring, which I bet the Boxster would have an advantage.
Agreed and an unbiased view. A lot of BMW blinders on... Porsche is the faster of the two in most all situations. US GTS will sound very different than the carwow GTS. GTS's I've heard are about one of the best sounding factory exhausts out there. ? Liking the GTS doesn't take anything away from the Z4. The Z4 also is an awesome car. Just a different flavor. Depends what you are looking for and your budget.

Quarter mile- Id put my money on the GTS with a better launch over the US spec Z4.
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Car wow reviews are getting better towards bmw

Gts is way more expensive and more of a racier car then z4. Z4 is way more comfortable and sounds better.

Look wise it's subjective. I'll just say Audi is a chic car, Porsche and bmw are awesome looking
Yep, looks are subjective....that said I think both the Porsche and Z4 look great....the Audi does nothing for me, I couldn't even muster enough interest to do a test drive.


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As far as the subject at hand (1/4 mile times); The Boxster PDK has a 200 - 300 lb weight advantage and the Z4 (NA spec) has a 17hp advantage over the GTS and a 32hp advantage over the Boxster S......but the Z4 also has a 52/60 ft lb torque advantage.

.....I imagine the two cars are going to be very close but I certainly wouldn't call it yet. Having the lower output M40i get within 0.1 sec of the highest output Boxster is impressive from where I sit.

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Pussyfoot and build the halfway M and get laughed at is about what you would expect. The results of form over substance or the opposite of boxster.
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Once in a while BMW looks better than competitors!
BMW's new JDM like design looks good on Z4.
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good race. I have to say at first I wasn't sure about the zed but more and more I see it in action I am starting to like it. looks slick.

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