Compare 2020 Audi R8 vs 2020 BMW i8

2020 Audi R8
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V10 performance quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
R8 Coupe V10 performance quattro 13 20 $184,147 $195,900
R8 Coupe V10 quattro 13 20 $159,707 $169,900
Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$184,147
$137,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$195,900
$147,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$3265 / month
$2458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Audi R8 is meticulous in its performance, a thrilling supercar without pretense. 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
13 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Two-Seaters Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 43.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.7
Passenger Capacity
2 4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 28.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 81
Second Head Room (in)
- 32.4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
64.5 64.7
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 13.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 11.1
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 40.4
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P245/30YR20 P215/45YR20
Wheels
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)
20 X 8.5 20 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 -
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
417 420
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
5.2 L/318 1.5 L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
611 369 @ 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 27 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 18
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 69
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.59 2.51
Trans Order Code
BE NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.14
Summary
Body Style
quattro Coupe Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi R8 Coupe BMW i8
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 5.4
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3501
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