Compare 2016 BMW i8 vs 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder vs 2016 Tesla Model S

2016 BMW i8
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
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2016 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 $129,945 $140,700
Select style
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
2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 60D N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $76,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 75D N/A N/A N/A $79,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $89,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P100D N/A N/A N/A $134,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $109,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 60 N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 N/A N/A N/A $71,500
Model S 2016.5 4-Door Sedan RWD 75 N/A N/A N/A $74,500
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 70D N/A N/A N/A $75,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 85D N/A N/A N/A $85,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $88,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P85D N/A N/A N/A $105,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan AWD P90D N/A N/A N/A $108,000
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 70 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $70,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$129,945
N/A
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$140,700
$845,000
$73,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$2345 / month
$14083 / month
$1217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 BMW i8 blends a stunning coupe design with a slew of advanced technology underneath; the plug-in hybrid powertrain, and its corresponding efficiency, may be all but irrelevant. The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder delivers unheralded levels of both performance and efficiency in a supercar. There's still no direct competition for the 2016 Tesla Model S, which offers elegant design, 240 miles or more of all-electric range, and jaw-dropping acceleration in the higher-end models. It's one of a kind.
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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 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 Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 - 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 - 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 - 57.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 182.9 196
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.1 18.5 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 41.7 -
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/45YR20 P265/35YR20 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3455 3692 4647
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
1.5 L/91 4.6 L -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
357 @ 5800 887 @ 8600 518
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3 Gas/Electric V-8 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
420 944 @ 5000 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76 67 -
Battery Range (mi)
15 18 218
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24 -
Transmission
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 All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 3.55 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51 2.29 -
Trans Order Code
NA 250 NA
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 Porsche 918 Spyder Tesla Model S
Body Style
Coupe Roadster Hatchback 2016.5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

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