2021 Porsche Cayman vs. 2021 BMW 8-Series

The 2021 Porsche Cayman is one of the top ranking vehicles in the luxury sports car list. It is gifted with good cargo space in its roomy interior. It also has powerful engines that pair well with slick transmission setups.

The 2021 BMW 8-Series is also a notable car but it ranks a few notches behind the Porsche Cayman. It has a large trunk and a refined cabin, but steering can be a problem with this ride.

Design & Style

Looking at the Porsche Cayman at first glance, you will find it quite small, but do not be deceived by what you see. This one has a stylish interior. Seating two people comfortably inside, you will find supportive seats that can accommodate even taller occupants. Its cozy interior gives you that high quality feel as well.

Gifted with a large cargo space, the 2021 BMW 8-Series seems to be promising. The four-door series can seat up to five people, while the two-door version carries four instead. You will find the front seats comfortable, but the back seats are not so impressive. Headroom is tighter because of its sloping roofline. It lacks the opulence of its competitors in terms of interior styling, the Cayman included.

Technology & Safety

The 2021 Porsche Cayman carries the Porsche Communication Management infotainment system. This one has a seven-inch touch screen which is guaranteed user-friendly. It also has eight speakers, a Bluetooth interface, two USB ports, satellite and HD radios, and eight speakers. This is equipped with a rearview camera as well as front and rear parking sensors as part of its standard advanced safety features.

The 8-Series has the iDrive infotainment system. This takes time getting used to most especially that there is a rotary knob added to its center console. The ride has a 10.25-inch touch screen, two USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, and navigation system. Standard aids include forward collision warning, rain-sensing windshield, and rearview camera.


The base Cayman is equipped with a four-cylinder turbo engine that can generate up to 300 horsepower. The same engine is found in the Cayman T. The Cayman S, on the other hand, has a 350-horsepower turbo-four, while the GTS and GT4 has the six-cylinder setup which results in over 400 horsepower. The BMW 8-Series has a set of pleasing engine configurations too which can go as high as 523 horsepower, but is quite problematic when you pump the brakes.

The Bottom Line

The comparison above shows that the Cayman is more than just a handsome car. It is loaded with reliable technologies and a powerful engine performance as well.

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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