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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 Coming Soon
Highway
22 mpg Coming Soon
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
3.5 4.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 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)
14.4 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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 Size
P295/30YR19 P245/40YR20
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3968 3455
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)
19 X 11 20 X 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3
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
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
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 15
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.52 -
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.19
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) -

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