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Audi R8 Spyder
2020 Audi R8 Spyder
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$182,100
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9.1
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BMW i8 Roadster
2019 BMW i8 Roadster
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$163,300
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8.3
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Overview

Engine
5.2-liter V10 Gas
Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Hybrid
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 13 MPG
Hwy: 20 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Seating Capacity
2 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
3.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
5.2-liter V10 Gas
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Hybrid
Horsepower
562 hp
369 hp @ 5800 rpm
Torque
406 lb-ft
420 lb-ft
Transmission
7-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
36.7 ft
40.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 8.5"
20" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 11"
20" x 8.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P245/35YR19
P215/45YR20
Rear Tire
P295/35YR19
P245/40YR20

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
16 MPG
27 MPG
City
13 MPG
N/A
Highway
20 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
21.1 gallons
11.1 gallons
Cruising Range City
274.3 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
422 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
174.3 in
184.9 in
Height
49 in
50.7 in
Max Width
76.4 in
76.5 in
Front Width
64.5 in
64.7 in
Rear Width
63 in
67.8 in
Wheelbase
104.4 in
110.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
2 seater
2 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
N/A
43.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.5 in
38.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
55.1 in
56.7 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
N/A
3,671 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
3.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Ibis White
  • Vegas Yellow
  • E-Copper Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Individual Donington Grey Met w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Kemora Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Suzuka Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Black, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Ara Blue Stitching, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Black/Ara Blue Stitching, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Express Red Stitch, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Black/Express Red Stitch, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Rock Gray Stitching, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Black/Rock Gray Stitching, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Black/Vegas Yellow, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Black/Vegas Yellow, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Express Red, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Express Red, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Palomino Brown, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Palomino Brown, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • Pastel Silver, Diamond Stitched Seat Trim
  • Pastel Silver, Fine Nappa Leather Seat Trim
  • E-Copper Exclusive, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Amido, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Giga Ivory White/Black, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Tera Excl Dalbergia Brown, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard

Comfort

Heads-Up Display
Not Available
Standard
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Not Available
Standard
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles