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 Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 56.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
157 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 76.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 3455
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 357 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 15
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 76
Transmission
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C BMW i8
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.7

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