Compare 2015 BMW i8 vs 2014 Audi R8

2015 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 $126,080 $136,500
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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
$126,080
$106,857
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$136,500
$114,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2275 / month
$1915 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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 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
Second Head Room (in)
32.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 75
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.7 -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20 P235/35YR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3583
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 317 @ 4500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (Est) 14
Battery Range (mi)
15 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 11
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 Audi R8
Body Style
Coupe quattro Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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