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
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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
Model S 4-Door Sedan RWD 85 kWh Battery N/A N/A N/A $80,000

Pricing

Invoice Price

$129,945
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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

Coming Soon 20 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

Coming Soon 24 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Two Seaters Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

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

Second Leg Room (in)

28.2 - 35.4

Second Hip Room (in)

- - 54.7

Front Hip Room (in)

- - 55

Exterior Dimensions

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

Height, Overall (in)

50.8 46 56.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

4.7 - -

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

- - 26.3

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)

- - 58.1

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

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

Front Tire Order Code

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 -

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

15 12 218

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

- 20 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

- 24 -

Transmission

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

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.68 3.09 9.73

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

- - - TBD -

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