[Video] The BMW M4 Competition takes on Cayman GT4

The new BMW M4 Competition is proven fast regardless of lap times and quite pleasant to drive. Most car enthusiasts find it having great steering, all-around fun driving dynamics, and superb precision. However, can it take on the Porsche Cayman GT4? Find out from this newly released video of the BMW M4 Competition taking on the Cayman GT4 from Fifth Gear.

Many car enthusiasts see the Porsche Cayman GT4 as an ideal sports car and a little slice of automotive heaven. The Cayman GT4 is indeed remarkable, not only just on paper but even on the actual road. From the paper to its mid-engine, naturally-aspirated engine, manual transmission, clever aero, and rear-wheel-drive. One complaint about the GT4 is that the gearing is too long. Yet, that is just the only complaint about it. Even so, can the M4 Competition stand to something with an impressive resume?

Both cars seen in the video went head-to-head at Castle Comb. Not only to see which is quicker but also to see which is more fun taking into tracks. Due to its impressive power, the BMW M4 Competition gets the advantage. The M4 comes packed with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine making 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. It also has a slick-shifting eight-speed auto. The Porsche Cayman GT4 uses a larger 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated flat-six engine. Only that, it has less power than the M4 with 420 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. Its six-speed manual makes it fun to drive, though a bit slower than the M4’s auto.

Which is more fun to drive then? The Porsche Cayman GT4 left a striking 1:12.6 lap time and seems like an absolute blast its entire time. Yet, the BMW M4 Competition got a 1:13.3 second lap time. It is almost a full second slower than the GT4. The M4 Competition is a bit harder when handling corners but is proven faster in a straight line. It is probably because of the extra 600 lbs and a higher center of gravity than the Porsche Cayman GT4.

Overall, there is no much in comparison with the Porsche Cayman GT4 and BMW M4 Competition. However, the BMW M4 might be better on the road due to its more comfortable ride, back seat, and superior practicality.

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