Compare 2014 BMW i8 vs 2014 Audi R8

2014 BMW i8
2014 Audi R8
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $124,845 $135,700
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2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8 11 20 $106,857 $114,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V8 14 23 $115,320 $124,000
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder V8 11 20 $119,412 $128,400
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder V8 14 23 $127,875 $137,500
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 12 19 $140,616 $151,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 13 22 $149,079 $160,300
2-Door Convertible Manual quattro Spyder V10 12 19 $153,171 $164,700
2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 plus 12 19 $158,607 $170,545
2-Door Convertible Automatic quattro Spyder V10 13 22 $161,634 $173,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 plus 13 22 $167,070 $179,645
Pricing
Invoice Price
$124,845
$106,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$135,700
$114,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2262 / month
$1915 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 BMW i8 is a new kind of sport coupe--an ultra-efficient one with advanced materials, electric and gas propulsion, and a lot more--and buyers will have to recalibrate their idea of what performance means to appreciate it fully. German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 11 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
32.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 75
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 64.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 175
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 49.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.7 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 14.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 14
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 23.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20 P235/35YR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR20 P295/30YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3583
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 19 X 11
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 19 X 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 317 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 4.2 L/254
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
357 @ 5800 430 @ 7900
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3 Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 14
Battery Range (mi)
15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 11
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.31
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Coupe quattro Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 Audi R8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 190
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 12.9 (Est)

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