Compare 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2017 BMW i8

2018 Alfa Romeo 4C
2017 BMW i8
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 24 34 $53,842 $55,900
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Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe N/A N/A $133,860 $143,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$53,842
$133,860
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$55,900
$143,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$932 / month
$2390 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Sexy, light, and balanced, the 2018 Alfa Romeo 4C is at home when pushed hard. It sure isn’t practical or comfortable for everyday driving. 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
24 mpg -
Highway
34 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
49.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
157 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
46.6 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.5 76.5
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)
11.5 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)
12 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.5 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/45YR17 P215/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40YR18 P245/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
TAK NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2465 3455
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2200 420
Engine Order Code
EBC NA
Displacement
1.7 L/106 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 6000 357 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 15
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 76
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.68
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.51
Trans Order Code
DA5 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.98 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.46
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.19
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe BMW i8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.7

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