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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Coupe
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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
44 81
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 64.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.4 4.7
Brakes
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
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
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
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
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.56
Trans Type
9 6
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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