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
Coupe 21 22 $144,881 $156,000
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 -
Highway
22 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.1
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
44 81
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
87.3 76.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.4 4.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13
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
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 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
Rear Tire Size
P305/30YR20 P245/40YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3803 3455
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
476 420
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 15
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 76
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.68
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX BMW i8
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 -
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