Thread: Autobild compares the BMW F12 650i and Chevrolet Camaro to the new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S PDK and picks the 650i?
12-19-2011, 04:11 AM #1
Autobild compares the BMW F12 650i and Chevrolet Camaro to the new Porsche 911 (991) Carrera S PDK and picks the 650i?
This is not exactly a comparison that makes all that much sense. Comparing the new 911 Carrera S with PDK to the F12 650i and the Chevrolet Camaro? Neither have ever been in the 911's class and they are not exactly what you would consider a sports a car. They are not even in the same price range although the 650i certainly is closer than the Camaro. Autobild says the 911 is the fastest, most fun to drive, yet picks the 650i due to trunk space? Idiotic but with the 991 being new we want as much data as we can get. Look over the test numbers below.
1st place - BMW 650i Coupé (342/500 points)
The most comfortable car in this comparison with the biggest interior space, trunk and the best usability. the engine is powerful but the handling feels "tired" and not sports car-like.
- Weight: 1960 kg
- 0-100 km/h (62mph): 5,2 s
- 0-160 km/h: 11,0 s
- 0-200 km/h: 17,1 s
- Braking 100-0 km/h (warm): 35,2 m
2nd place - Porsche 911 Carrera S PDK (326/500 points)
No surprises here: stupid fast, very solid, terrific handling, not as comfortable as the 650i, more comfortable than the Camaro, smallest trunk and interior space and expensive.
- Weight: 1484 kg
- 0-100 km/h(62mph): 3,8 s
- 0-160 km/h: 8,9 s
- 0-200 km/h: 13,2 s
- Braking 100-0 km/h (warm): 33,7 m
3rd place - Chevrolet Camaro Coupé (301/500 points)
The Camaro produced the biggest "show", a real retro-car with a nice price tag. On the other hand it's loud, uncomfortable and the build-quality is weak. But it's quick and fun to drive.
- Weight: 1798 kg
- 0-100 km/h(62mph): 5,2 s
- 0-160 km/h: 10,7 s
- 0-200 km/h: 16,9 s
- Braking 100-0 km/h (warm): 35,5 m
12-19-2011, 11:23 PM #2
12-20-2011, 02:53 AM #3
12-20-2011, 07:29 PM #4
That is impressive for sure, no wonder it's so quick around the ring - I would probably still take the manual though, if I ever was to own a Carrera S.
12-20-2011, 08:15 PM #5