Compare 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2015 BMW i8

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
2015 BMW i8
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 24 34 $52,117 $53,900
2-Door Convertible Spider 24 34 $61,417 $63,900
2-Door Coupe Launch Edition 24 34 $65,602 $68,400
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $126,080 $136,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$52,117
$126,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,900
$136,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$898 / month
$2275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C is a dazzling sports-car reincarnation of a heady past, and a future classic in its own right. The 2015 BMW i8 is a ground-breaking new sports coupe with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers several driving personalities from which the driver can choose.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
34 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 56.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
157 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 50.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.4
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P245/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Front Tire Size
P205/45YR17 P215/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 3455
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 357 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2200 420
Engine Order Code
EBC NA
Displacement
1.7 L/106 1.5 L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 (Est)
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 76
Battery Range (mi)
- 15
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.51
Trans Order Code
DA5 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i8
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.7

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