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What is Better BMW 5-Series or Porsche 997?

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BMW 5-Series Porsche 997

4 reasons to buy BMW 5-Series

Engine and transmission
More cylinders 8 vs 6 2 more cylinders. The more cylinders = the less vibration and the engine runs more smoothly.
More engine power

552 bhp vs 500 bhp

vs 363 kw.

9% or 52 bhp. More power of car = more top speed.
Emissions
Less CO2 emissions 144 g/mile vs 171 g/mile 19% or 27 g/mile
Weight and capacity
More minimum boot capacity 520 liters vs 105 liters 80% or 415 liters

6 reasons to buy Porsche 997

Engine and transmission
More valves per cylinder 16 vs 4 12 more valves per cylinder. The more valves = the better combustion of the fuel.
Performance
Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph 3.80 sec. vs 4.2 sec. 0.4 sec.
More top speed 194 mph vs 155 mph 39 mph
Fuel consumption
Less fuel consumption (Combined cycle) 24.01 mpg vs 29.5 mpg 23% or 5.49 mpg
Other specs
Less weight 1620 kg vs 1870 kg 15% or 250 kg Weight of the vehicle affects: fuel consumption, acceleration dynamic, braking distance, etc.
Less turning radius 10.90 meters vs 12 meters 10% or 1.1 meters

Neutral reasons BMW 5-Series vs. Porsche 997

Engine and transmission
Engine capacity 4395 cm3 vs 3800 cm3 14% or 595 cm3 more
Turbocharging Yes vs Yes
Speeds 7 vs 6 1 more
Dimensions
Length 4910 mm vs 4450 mm 9% or 460 mm shorter
Width 1891 mm vs 1852 mm 2% or 39 mm wider
Height 1456 mm vs 1300 mm 11% or 156 mm higher
Wheels and tires
Wheelbase 2964 mm vs 2350 mm 21% or 614 mm more
*Specs may vary depending on configurations and year of production(taken parameters of last released versions)