Compare 2018 Acura NSX vs 2017 BMW i8

2018 Acura NSX
2017 BMW i8
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NSX Coupe 21 22 $144,881 $156,000
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i8 Coupe N/A N/A $133,860 $143,400

Pricing

Invoice Price

$144,881
$133,860

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$156,000
$143,400

Monthly Payment Estimate

$2600 / month
$2390 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Acura NSX is an engineering tour de force that blends hybrid components with a turbocharged V-6 to create a track-ready supercar that can also be driven daily. The 2017 BMW i8 is a stunning coupe with gull-wing doors that hides a slew of advanced technology, though the design may render its energy-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain all but irrelevant.

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Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

22 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

44 81

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 -

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 38.7

Passenger Capacity

2 4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 56.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.8 43.1

Second Head Room (in)

- 32.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

- 49.6

Second Leg Room (in)

- 28.2

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

65.2 64.7

Length, Overall (in)

176 184.9

Height, Overall (in)

47.8 50.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.7 67.8

Wheelbase (in)

103.5 110.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

87.3 76.5

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.2 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.5 13.4

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 11.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.7 40.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P305/30YR20 P245/40YR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/35YR19 P215/45YR20

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3803 3455

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8.5 20 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 11 20 X 8.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

476 420

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/213 1.5 L/91

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

573 @ 6500 357 @ 5800

Engine Type

Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3

Fuel System

Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

- 76

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

- 15

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.84 4.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.58 3.68

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.78 1.56

Trans Type

9 6

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.88 -

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.40 3.19

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.43 2.51

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.43 1.14

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.04 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura NSX BMW i8

Body Style

Coupe Coupe

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.4 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 4.7

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