Compare 2015 BMW i8 vs 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

2015 BMW i8
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
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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 Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Roadster 20 24 N/A $845,000
2-Door Roadster w/Weissach Pkg 20 24 N/A $929,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$126,080
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$136,500
$845,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2275 / month
$14083 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
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. The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder delivers unheralded levels of both performance and efficiency in a supercar.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 -
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 -
Second Head Room (in)
32.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.8 63.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 107.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 76.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 182.9
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 46
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.7 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 15.4
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 16.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20 P265/35YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR20 P325/30YR21
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3692
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 20 X 9.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 21 X 12.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3 Gas/Electric V-8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 944 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 4.6 L
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
357 @ 5800 887 @ 8600
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76 67
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (Est) 22
Battery Range (mi)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.29
Trans Order Code
NA 250
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.19
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.91
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.58
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 Porsche 918 Spyder
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link

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