2021 Porsche Cayman vs. 2021 BMW 5-Series

The 2021 Porsche Cayman is blessed for having a roomy cabin that can comfortably and safely accommodate two people. It has an opulent cabin design, and a lot of great features to match its overall aesthetics.

For the 2021 BMW 5-Series, you will see a 12.3-inch touch screen display that is used for functionalities of its infotainment system. This is backed by an excellent safety score as well.

Design & Style

The Porsche Cayman may seem to project that it is small when you look at it on the outside. Once you get to see inside, you will appreciate how two seats have been configured in it. There are plenty of things to enjoy in that area including well-bolstered seats and soft-touch surfaces. The cargo area can carry your suitcases without feeling so tight inside.

With seats wrapped in synthetic leather upholstery, the 2021 BMW 5-Series is also gifted with 16-way power adjustments in front. The co-pilot and the driver might find this feature quite disturbing at some instance though. The cabin looks fancy, but it does not impress the same way that the Cayman does.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Cayman uses a seven-inch touch screen to embody features for its Porsche Communication Management infotainment. The ride also features HD and satellite radios, two USB ports, eight speakers, and a Bluetooth, plus Apple CarPlay. You have the option to avail of advanced driver aids on top of front and rear parking sensors, and its standard rearview camera.

Gifted with the iDrive infotainment system, the 2021 version of the 5-Series seems to be impressive for having a humongous 12.3-inch touch screen and a 12.3-inch digital driver display to complement that. It offers support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. The setup, all in all, is confusing to use especially for first-timers. It carries driver aids like lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and forward collision warning.


The Cayman’s different engine options depend on the model that you want to try. For the Cayman T, the turbo-four engine rates at 300 horsepower. The turbo-four in the Cayman S, meanwhile, naturally aspirates 350 horsepower. The GTS and GT4, on the other hand, uses six-cylinder engine configurations that yield 400 horsepower.

Carrying a base turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine under its hood, it is embarrassing that a luxury ride like the 5-Series can only heat up the road at 248 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The 2021 Cayman definitely hits the top mark with its impressive line of design elements, reliable technologies, and powerful engines. The 2021 BMW 5-Series still needs some improvements to work on in order to surpass its opponent.

Ready to Schedule a Porsche Cayman Test Drive Today?

Want to prove what makes the 2021 Porsche Cayman worth a purchase? You can do so by booking a test drive with us here at Porsche of Princeton. You can find us in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and we are proud to serve the needs of car lovers in the state. You can simply visit our showroom or call us in advance to book your 2021 Porsche Cayman test drive.


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