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2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V10
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V10 13 22 $161,634 $173,800
R8 2-Door Conv Automatic quattro Spyder V8 14 23 $127,875 $137,500
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V10 12 19 $153,171 $164,700
R8 2-Door Conv Manual quattro Spyder V8 11 20 $119,412 $128,400
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 13 22 $149,079 $160,300
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V10 plus 13 22 $167,070 $179,645
R8 2-Door Coupe Automatic quattro V8 14 23 $115,320 $124,000
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 12 19 $140,616 $151,200
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V10 plus 12 19 $158,607 $170,545
R8 2-Door Coupe Manual quattro V8 11 20 $106,857 $114,900
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i8 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $126,080 $136,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$161,634
$126,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$173,800
$136,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2897 / month
$2275 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
German precision and handling combines with Italian power to create a superb supercar that's also fit for daily use. The 2015 BMW i8 is a ground-breaking new sports coupe with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that delivers several driving personalities from which the driver can choose.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41 43.1
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 76.5
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.6 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
49 50.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 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 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/35YR19 P215/45YR20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P295/30YR19 P245/40YR20
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3968 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)
19 X 11 20 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 6500 420
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
525 @ 8000 357 @ 5800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 28 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 76
Battery Range (mi)
- 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.69 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.56
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 BMW i8
Body Style
quattro Spyder Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.2 (Est) -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 4.7

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