Speed Week: BMW M4 vs Porsche Cayman GTS


Get the wheel gun ready. These Germans are hungry for fresh rubber...

These are the ones that everyone thinks they know - the cliched, sideways-everywhere BMW M car, and the equally cliched, universally brilliant Porsche Cayman. But things are different this year. Sort of... we'll get to that later.

The big news is that BMW's core M car is no longer an M3 - the coupe M is now called the M4, while the four-door variant retains the iconic moniker. And that's not all - the straight-six engine makes a welcome return, but now it's turbocharged. Twin-turbo'd, to be precise, with 425bhp and 549Nm, a clever anti-lag system and improved CO2 and l/100km. It's an M car for the modern world, outpacing Ms of old, but with a slightly more planet-friendly, efficiency-led and turbo-fed motor under the bonnet

[Read more about Speed Week in issue 29 of TopGear Singapore]

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