2018 Porsche 911 vs. 2018 BMW 7-Series

The 2018 BMW 7-Series and the 2018 Porsche 911 are two top-of-the-line luxury cars and are great choices when it comes to an engaging ride. It can be a tough ask to pick one of the two, but this in-depth comparison will give you a good measure of the features available in this model.

Design & Style

Both the models sport an attractive exterior with a perfect finish. The 2018 BMW 7-Series can seat up to 4 people, with sufficient space across both rows, but legroom is compromised in the front seats. Materials used in the sedan are of top quality, and you also get to choose from 5 leather colors. You get plenty of custom options, but that comes with an additional cost.

On the other hand, the 2018 Porsche 911 model is complete with a chic interior featuring plenty of soft-touch surfaces and premium materials. You get a standard leather upholstery with cozy front and rear seats offering sufficient headroom and legroom.

Technology & Safety

In terms of technology, the 2018 BMW 7-Series has a BMW iDrive infotainment system, with a 10.2-inch display, and excellent graphics on offer. The controls are nicely positioned with easy access for the drivers and passengers. The system is user-friendly, with other features like Harman Kardon sound system, a navigation system, and a Wi-Fi hot spot.

The 2018 Porsche 911 comes standard with Porsche Communication Management infotainment system, including Bluetooth, USB port, Wi-Fi hot spot, Satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Some of the standard safety features include a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors.


For the 2018 BMW 7-series, 5 different engine options are available, ranging from plug-in hybrid to V12 engine. Most people prefer to have either the 4.4 liter V8 or the 3-liter inline 6-cylinder engine. In this comparison, the 2018 Porsche 911 gives you plenty of choices with a 6-cylinder turbocharged engine. You get sufficient output for driving. If you are a spirited driver, you may look for higher trim options such as 911 Turbo and the 911 GT3 versions.

The Bottom Line

No doubt, the competition is tough between the models, but the 7-series does not quite fit the top of the class, as some rivals like Porsche 911 are better overall. Standard safety technology in BMW is much shorter than what you would find in base models of other rivals. Driving enthusiasts should consider Porsche 911, which is known for its smooth handling and the way it glides through the road. So if you have to pick one, better go for Porsche.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche 911 Test Drive Today?

It feels great to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of the 2018 Porsche 911. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Porsche of Princeton. We are located in New Jersey, and service the needs of car buyers in the entire area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 911 test drive appointment in advance.

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