Compare 2019 Acura NSX vs 2018 Audi R8 vs 2019 BMW i8

2019 Acura NSX
X
2018 Audi R8
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2019 BMW i8
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NSX Coupe 21 22 $146,251 $157,500
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V10 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 RWD 14 25 $128,991 $138,700
R8 Coupe V10 plus quattro 14 22 $180,792 $194,400
R8 Coupe V10 quattro 14 22 $153,357 $164,900
R8 Spyder V10 plus quattro 14 22 $193,533 $208,100
R8 Spyder V10 quattro 14 22 $164,703 $177,100
Coupe

Pricing

Invoice Price

$146,251
$128,991
$137,675

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$157,500
$138,700
$147,500

Monthly Payment Estimate

$2625 / month
$2312 / month
$2458 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.4
8.2
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 Acura NSX drops supercar performance numbers in a gas-electric, typically offbeat tour de force. As much a track star as it is a comfortable daily driver, the 2018 Audi R8 is one of the most balanced and flexible supercars ever made. The 2019 BMW i8 is a head-turner for its looks, which hides its plug-in powertrain. That’s good or bad, depending on your priorities.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 14 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

22 mpg 25 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Two Seaters Two Seaters Subcompact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

44 - 81

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 - -

Front Head Room (in)

38.3 38.5 38.7

Passenger Capacity

2 2 4

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.6 55.1 56.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.8 40.9 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 64.5 64.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

3.8 - -

Length, Overall (in)

176.1 174.3 184.9

Height, Overall (in)

47.8 48.8 50.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.7 63 67.8

Wheelbase (in)

103.5 104.4 110.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.3 76.4 76.5

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.2 14 13

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

14.5 14.4 13.4

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 21.9 11.1

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.7 36.7 40.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P305/30YR20 P295/35YR19 P245/40YR20

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/35YR19 P245/35YR19 P215/45YR20

Spare Tire Size

NA NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3878 3505 3501

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8.5 19 X 8.5 20 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA NA

Rear Wheel Material

Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

20 X 11 19 X 11 20 X 8.5

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

476 398 @ 6500 420

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

3.5 L/213 5.2 L/318 1.5 L/91

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

573 @ 6500 532 @ 7800 369 @ 5800

Engine Type

Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6 Premium Unleaded V-10 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3

Fuel System

Port/Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 18 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 25 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 14 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

- - 69

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

- - 18

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.84 3.13 4.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.58 3.59 3.68

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.78 1.88 1.56

Trans Type

9 7 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.21 0.90 0.85

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 - -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.40 2.65 3.19

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.43 2.59 2.51

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.43 1.14 1.14

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.88 0.65 -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.04 0.88 0.67

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura NSX Audi R8 Coupe BMW i8

Body Style

Coupe Coupe Coupe

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link

Emissions

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

8.4 9.8 -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 420 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 210 -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- - 5.4

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