Compare 2019 Acura NSX vs 2019 BMW i8

2019 Acura NSX
#4 in Coupes
2019 BMW i8
#10 in Coupes
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 21 22 $146,251 $157,500
Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$146,251
$137,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$157,500
$147,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2625 / month
$2458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Acura NSX drops supercar performance numbers in a gas-electric, typically offbeat tour de force. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg -
Highway
22 mpg -
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 -
Length, Overall (in)
176.1 184.9
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)
76.3 76.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.4 5.4
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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)
3878 3501
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
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
573 @ 6500 369 @ 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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 69
Battery Range (mi)
- 18
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 1.56
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.04 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.46
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 -
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