Compare 2015 BMW i8 vs 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vs 2014 Tesla Model S

2015 BMW i8
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
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2014 Tesla Model S
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Select style
2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i8 2-Door Coupe N/A N/A $126,080 $136,500
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2-Door Roadster
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
918 Spyder 2-Door Roadster 20 24 N/A $845,000
918 Spyder 2-Door Roadster w/Weissach Pkg 20 24 N/A $929,000
Select style
4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 4-Door Sedan 60 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $69,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $79,900
Model S 4-Door Sedan P85 N/A N/A N/A $93,400
Model S 4-Door Sedan P85D N/A N/A N/A $119,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$126,080
N/A
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$136,500
$845,000
$69,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2275 / month
$14083 / month
$1165 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder delivers unheralded levels of both performance and efficiency in a supercar. Now in its third year, the 2014 Tesla Model S has no direct competitor. It remains the undisputed top choice in the growing world of plug-in electric cars, and there's a good case to be made that it's the most advanced car of any kind on the planet.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 20 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 24 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 - 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 - 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 - 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
28.2 - 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81 - 94
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 - 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
32.4 - 35.3
Passenger Capacity
4 2 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 182.9 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
50.8 46 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.8 63.5 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 107.5 116.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.5 76.4 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.5 65.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
4.7 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 26.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.4 16.1 14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 15.4 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 18.5 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.7 37
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20 P265/35YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40YR20 P325/30YR21 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3692 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8.5 21 X 12.5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 7.5 20 X 9.5 19 X 8
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 944 @ 5000 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 4.6 L -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
357 @ 5800 887 @ 8600 302 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3 Gas/Electric V-8 Electric
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
15 18 208
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 (Est) 22 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76 67 95
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - 97
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - 94
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.19 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.83 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 3.91 8.28
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 3.09 9.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.58 -
Trans Type
6 7 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.97 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.55 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.29 -
Trans Order Code
NA 250 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 Porsche 918 Spyder Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating
- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- -
Rollover Rating
- -

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