New BMW M2 vs Porsche Cayman GTS: costs

These fire-breathing sports cars are the last of their kind – so, which one should you give a home to before its extinction?...

BMW M2 front cornering

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

Whichever way you look at it, the BMW M2 is the cheaper option to buy and run over three years. While the M2’s estimated fuel costs (based on our test figures) are higher than the Porsche Cayman’s, a significantly lower list price (by around £9500) more than makes up for that, plus it’s predicted to hold on to its value better. On a three-year PCP finance plan, with a £7000 deposit and a 10,000-mile annual limit, the M2 also commands a lower monthly payment of £1033, compared with £1246 for the Cayman.

As a bonus, the M2 comes with full LED headlights, two-zone climate control, ambient lighting, fully electric seats with memory settings, and keyless ignition. These are all options on the Cayman, which has a simpler air conditioning system and bi-xenon headlights instead.

Porsche Cayman GTS front cornering

However, the Cayman does have a heated steering wheel as standard. You have to pay extra for a rear wiper on the Cayman; that might seem stingy, but the M2 doesn’t offer one at all. The Cayman can also be personalised with a vast array of exterior paint colours and interior trim finishes.

Both cars are disappointingly short on safety kit; blindspot monitoring is optional on both, but there’s no automatic emergency braking or lane-keeping assistance. The latter two are available on the M2 if you opt for the automatic gearbox, though.

BMW M2 vs Porsche Cayman GTS costs

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