Compare 2020 Acura NSX vs 2020 BMW i8

2020 Acura NSX
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
NSX Coupe 21 22 N/A $157,500
Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$137,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$157,500
$147,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2625 / month
$2458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW i8 is a moment in time for efficient performance and a relative rarity. It’s nice to drive, but very expensive.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
65.2 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
176 184.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.9 5.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.5 13.4
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3878 3501
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 7.5
Engine
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
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 1.5 L/91
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 27 (2019)
Battery Range (mi)
- 18
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 69
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Acura NSX BMW i8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 -
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