Learn More About Porsche with Porsche Minneapolis

Discover how the Porsche brand continues to conquer the competition, from its timeless design and exhilarating performance to its advanced safety features and next-level entertainment technology. Explore how Porsche compares to other luxury brands below and after you’ve finished reading all the advantages Porsche’s offer over the competition, next comes the fun part, the test drive at Porsche Minneapolis!

Porsche History

Porsche is a renowned German automobile manufacturer with an emphasis in high-performance luxury sports cars, SUVs and sedans. Founded by Ferdinand Porsche in 1931, what started as a development work and consulting turned into the first Porsche, the Porsche 64 in 1939 after their success in designing the original Volkswagen Beetle. The first Porsche donned the Porsche’s company logo, the coat of arms of the Free People’s State of Württemberg of Weimar Germany. Porsche has continued to innovate and pay homage to the original classic through its design accents and curves, Porsche’s current lineup includes the 718 Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan, Cayenne and the newest all-electric line of Taycans.

Porsche Brand Highlights

  • Safety features: New Lane Change Assist, available as an option, uses radar sensors to monitor the areas to the rear of the vehicle and the blind spots on either side.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC): This enhanced version of cruise control actively regulates the speed of your vehicle in line with the speed of the vehicle in front. A radar sensor scans the road ahead up to a distance of 650 ft.
  • Suspension: Porsche Active Suspension Management (PASM) also actively and continuously adjusts damping force.
  • Sound system: BOSE® Surround Sound System and Burmester® High-End Surround Sound System are available.
  • Display: Porsche Connect app allows you to determine your preferred destination and stream your music

Porsche Brand vs Mercedes

Navigation Standard with Real-Time Trac Information (RTTI)
Lane Departure Warning Available
Seating Surfaces Leather/Alcantara Suede
Warranty 4-year/50,000-mile
CPO Warranty 2-year/unlimited-mile
Navigation Optional with Multimedia Package
Lane Departure Warning Driver Assistance Package
Seating Surfaces Leather
Warranty 4-year/50,000-mile
CPO Warranty 1-year/unlimited-mile

Porsche Coupes

Porsche’s iconic coupe lineup offers unforgettable performance and unmistakable style that can be traced back to the original Porsche model. Choose from the nimble 718 Boxster or the iconic Porsche 911. Both models offer a modern coupe that sits low on ground and responsive handling; any driving enthusiast would be more than happy to get their hands on.

Porsche Boxster vs Mercedes E-Class

Porsche Boxster
Horsepower 300 hp
Base Curb Weight 2944 Lbs
0-60 Time 4.6 seconds
Engine Turbo 2.0 Liter
Mercedes C-Class Coupe
Horsepower 255 hp
Base Curb Weight 3,527 lbs
0-60 Time 5.9 seconds
Engine 2.0L Inline-4 turbo

Porsche Sedans

Experience the pinnacle of luxury with premium comforts and next-gen technology perfect for an everyday drive or a long road trip with the Porsche Panamera. If you’re looking for the familiar Porsche design and handling with a little extra space, looking no further than this versatile fours doors hatchback style. Or if you’re looking to take a step into the future, the new electric Porsche Taycan is waiting for you.

Porsche Panamera vs Mercedes S-Class Sedans

Porsche Panamera
Max. Power 330 hp
Max. Torque 331 lb-ft
0-60 Time 5.4 seconds
Engine 3.0 liter intercooled turbo V6
Mercedes S-Class Sedans
Max. Power 362 hp
Max. Torque 369 lb-ft
0-60 Time 5.4 seconds
Engine 3.0L V6 biturbo

Porsche SUVs

Don’t compromise power and sporty handling for space, explore further and in ultimate luxury with the Porsche Cayenne and Porsche Macan. Ready to take on anything, the newest Macan offers everything you could want in a compact SUV while also giving you Porsche’s sporty design and powerful performance. While the Cayenne and Cayenne Coupe boast a design and handlings, just with even more space and power. Additionally the Cayenne also offers multiple model variants including: E-Hybrid, S, GTS, Turbo and Turbo S E-Hybrid.

Porsche Macan vs 2020 Mercedes GLC SUV

Porsche Macan
MSRP Starts at $52,200
Navigation Available
WiFi Hotspot Available
Maximum Towing Capacity 4,409 pounds
Mercedes GLC SUV
MSRP Starts at $43,200
Navigation Optional
WiFi Hotspot Optional
Maximum Towing Capacity 3,500 pounds

Visit Porsche Minneapolis for a Test Drive Today

Discover everything the Porsche brand has to offer and see for yourself how the Porsche brand continues to lap the competition. Come and check out our full selection of new Porsche vehicles, or view our large stock of Certified Pre-Owned vehicles waiting for you. No matter which vehicle you decide on, our professional finance team will help you get settled with a competitive financing or lease plan.

Porsche Design and Influences

Not many brands are known across the world, recognizable at first glance with elegance and power. The Porsche brand has left its mark throughout its over 70 year history, becoming known for its stunning timeless designs and pursuit to seamlessly merge style and substance.

Ferdinand Porsche strived to create the perfect car inside and out, refusing to compromise power for style. His efforts led him to designing the first Porsche, a dynamic coupe that combined its modern and unmistakable appearance with a aerodynamic frame and agile performance. Porsche was designed to turn heads and hearts, leaving everyone from the driver and passengers to the spectators satisfied.

A timeless design, the unmistakable silhouette of the 911 is characterized by its iconic flyline. It has barely changed since 1963, and has shaped the DNA of all Porsche models. Including, of course, the 911 Cabriolet and Targa models.

The long, flat hood, the steeply inclined windshield and the roof line that slopes gently down towards the rear, is a cornerstone design found across the Porsche lineup. Uniting traditional and modern design, the Porsche lineup has continued to progress to the future while still paying homage to its past.

Porsche Milestones and Innovations


Starting in 1948, when the birth of the Porsche brand in Gmünd (Austria) arrived on the scene and introduced the world to the Porsche’s type 356 “No. 1” Roadster. After its class victory by its further enhanced 356 SL at the 24h of Le Mans, Porsche immediately gained attention throughout the world.

From 1953 onwards Porsche’s next innovation was the 550 Spyder, an instant classic with a mid-engine designed for motorsport specifically and saw spectacular success. The 10,000th Porsche 356 was produced just eight years after the Typ 356 “No. 1” Roadster came out.


1962 was a big year for Porsche, the Porsche 804 won the French Grand Prix and the 50,000th Porsche rolled off the assembly line. A year later Porsche introduced the legendary 911, a fastback coupé with a 2+2 seating arrangement and two-litre, 6-cylinder 130 hp flat-six engine at the rear.

The 1970s saw the 917 Short-Tail Coupé’s first ever overall victory at Le Mans, the Porsche 917/30’s victory at the Canadian-American racing series, and multiple world championships. Later in the 1970s the first 911 Turbo was born, the world’s first production sports car with exhaust turbocharger and pressure regulator and the 924, Porsche first produced a front-engined sports car in a transaxle configuration and with galvanised body panels.


The Porsche 944 with a 163 hp and a 4-cylinder engine came out in the 1980s. Later in the same decade Porsche celebrated the 25th anniversary year of the 911 by introducing the newly developed 911 Carrera 4 with all-wheel drive. While in the 1990s, the first twin-turbo engine in a 911 to the 1 millionth Porsche rolled off the assembly line.


2000s revamped and updated Porsche’s classic look to new models. At the Louvre in Paris, Porsche displayed the high-performance Carrera GT sports car. The study featured a carbon-fibre chassis, as well as a 10-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine. 2002 saw the third car line come out with the new Porsche Cayenne, a sporty, off-road Cayenne SUV.

New car lines have continued to roll out, from the new Panamera that brought sports car technology to the premium sedan segment, the sporty and powerful Macan SUV, and the latest all-electric Mission E lineup which saw the newest Taycan begin to take over the electric segment today. Each model offers even more functionality, versatility, and technology than ever before without losing sight of the racing spirit of Porsche’s origins.

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