Compare 2018 Audi R8 vs 2019 BMW i8

2018 Audi R8
2019 BMW i8
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V10 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 RWD 14 25 $128,991 $138,700
R8 Coupe V10 plus quattro 14 22 $180,792 $194,400
R8 Coupe V10 quattro 14 22 $153,357 $164,900
R8 Spyder V10 plus quattro 14 22 $193,533 $208,100
R8 Spyder V10 quattro 14 22 $164,703 $177,100
Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$128,991
$137,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$138,700
$147,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2312 / month
$2458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
As much a track star as it is a comfortable daily driver, the 2018 Audi R8 is one of the most balanced and flexible supercars ever made. 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
14 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
25 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.7
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, Front (in)
64.5 64.7
Length, Overall (in)
174.3 184.9
Height, Overall (in)
48.8 50.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63 67.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.4 76.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8 5.4
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.9 11.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 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
P295/35YR19 P245/40YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3505 3501
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 20 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-10 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
398 @ 6500 420
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
532 @ 7800 369 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 69
Estimated Battery Range (N/A)
- 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 2.51
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.68
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 1.56
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.19
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe BMW i8
Body Style
Coupe Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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