It appears as if Zee Germans have the small, premium, sporty roadster market cornered. The very best three of vehicles of the kind all hail from the land of beer and sauerkraut; the BMW Z4 M40i, Porsche Boxster T and Audi TT RS. On this new check from Autocar, we see which of the three is greatest.
To be trustworthy, Autocar hasn’t performed an authentic check right here. These three vehicles have been in contrast a number of occasions for the reason that new Z4 has debuted. Nonetheless, they do give you a novel outcome.
These three vehicles, whereas all are German two-seat roadsters, are drastically totally different vehicles. The BMW Z4 M40i is a front-engine, rear-wheel drive, six-cylinder roadster with 335 hp (UK) and 369 lb-ft of torque. Whereas the Audi TT RS is a front-engine, all-wheel drive, five-cylinder automobile with 400 hp and 354 lb-ft. As for the Porsche, it’s the one automobile with its engine within the center, the one one with a guide gearbox and a 4 cylinder engine, with 300 hp and 280 lb-ft.
So which automobile is greatest? Nicely, we received’t spoil it for you, as Autocar’s comparability is value a learn, but it surely’s a really attention-grabbing outcome. The BMW Z4 M40i is taken into account the bruiser of the bunch and is clearly the quickest. It additionally makes one of the best noise. Whereas it handles higher than the Audi TT RS, it’s no match for the scalpel sharp Porsche within the bends. The Audi has probably the most charismatic engine, due to its sensible turbo five-pot, and its all-weather grip is spectacular, but it surely lacks elsewhere.
What’s attention-grabbing is that there isn’t an ideal automobile within the check. However there may be one which manages to strike a type of Goldilocks compromise between the 2 and it’s the one Autocar staffers would select if it was their cash on the road.