2020 BMW i8 vs. Its Competition

2020 BMW i8
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

Few cars stack up to the BMW i8 in terms of relative rarity and powertrain.

The Acura NSX has both, although it’s not a plug-in hybrid, and it has supercar performance.

The AMG GT is just a supercar droptop, provided you don’t need the green creds.

Same goes for the 8-Series, which is now BMW’s flagship coupe instead of the i8.

The Audi R8 too is a moment in time, but not for the same reasons.

Its V-10 likely has numbered days.

The new Corvette is special, and fast, but good luck finding one soon.

2020 BMW i82020 BMW i8
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2020 Acura NSX2020 Acura NSX
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2020 Audi R8 V10 RWD2020 Audi R8
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2020 BMW 8-Series (840i)2020 BMW 8-Series
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2020 Chevrolet Corvette2020 Chevrolet Corvette
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4-Door Coupe2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT
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Quick Specs
7.3
The 2020 BMW i8 is a moment in time for efficient performance and a relative rarity. It’s nice to drive, but very expensive.
7.0
If you want a supercar that looks the part and drives the part but aren't smitten with the usual suspects in this class, the NSX is your kind of machine.
6.6
The 2020 Audi R8 is a mid-engine superhero in a suit and tie. Its performance is blinding, even compared to high-dollar exotics.
7.0
It’s back and the 2020 BMW 8-Series is available in any style except SUV. You go, BMW.
7.0
The switch to a mid-engine design makes the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette faster in a straight line and around a track. Mission accomplished.
7.2
Powerful, track-ready, and comfortable, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe can do it all.
MSRP From     
$147,500$157,500$169,900$84,900$58,900$99,950
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-3Twin Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Premium Unleaded V-10Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Gas V8Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
EPA Class     
Subcompact CarsTwo-SeatersTwo-SeatersMid-Size CarsTwo SeaterCompact Cars
Style Name     
CoupeCoupeV10 quattro840i Gran Coupe2-Door Stingray Coupe w/1LTAMG GT 53 4-Door Coupe
Drivetrain     
All WheelAll WheelAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
422524
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
CoupeCoupequattro CoupeSedanCoupeHatchback
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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