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
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
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 Shoulder Room (in)
49.6 - 55
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 - 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 54.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.9 182.9 196
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 Up (ft³)
- - 26.3
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 58.1
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 -
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 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
15 12 218
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 22 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
76 67 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 20 -
Transmission
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 All Wheel All Wheel
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 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Roadster Hatchback 2016.5
Vehicle Name
BMW i8 Porsche 918 Spyder Tesla Model S
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Double Wishbone Double Wishbone

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