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BMW i8 Coupe
2020 BMW i8 Coupe
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$147,500
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.6
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Porsche 911 Carrera
2021 Porsche 911 Carrera
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$97,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Plug-in Hybrid
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Flat 6 Gas
Horsepower
369 hp @ 5800 rpm
379 hp @ 6500 rpm
Torque
420 lb-ft
331 lb-ft @ 1950 rpm
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
19" x 8.5"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
20" x 11.5"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P215/45YR20
P235/40YR19
Rear Tire
P245/40YR20
P295/35YR20

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
16.9 gallons

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.9 in
177.9 in
Height
50.8 in
51.1 in
Max Width
76.5 in
72.9 in
Front Width
64.7 in
62.7 in
Rear Width
67.8 in
61.2 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
96.5 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.1 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
28.2 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
32.4 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.6 in
N/A

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,501 lbs
3,354 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • E-Copper Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Sophisto Gray Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Special Order Color
  • Black
  • Guards Red
  • Racing Yellow
  • White
  • Agate Grey Metallic
  • Aventurine Green Metallic
  • Carrara White Metallic
  • Dolomite Silver Metallic
  • Gentian Blue Metallic
  • GT Silver Metallic
  • Jet Black Metallic
  • Night Blue Metallic
  • Carmine Red
  • Chalk
  • Lava Orange
  • Miami Blue

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • E-Copper Exclusive, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Amido, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Giga Ivory White, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Tera Dalbergia Brown, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Slate Grey, Leather Seat Trim
  • Slate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim
  • Mojave Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Two-Tone Interior
  • Mojave Beige/Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Two-Tone Interior
  • Black, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Slate Grey, Partial Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Sport-Tex Centers
  • Black, Lthr Seat Trim w/Leather Interior & Chalk Stitching
  • Black, Lthr Seat Trim w/Sport-Tex Centers & Chalk Stitching
  • Bordeaux Red, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Bordeaux Red, Lthr Seat Trim w/Leather Interior & Chalk Stitching
  • Graphite Blue, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Graphite Blue, Lthr Seat Trim w/Leather Interior & Chalk Stitching
  • Slate Grey, Leather Seat Trim w/Leather Interior
  • Slate Grey, Lthr Seat Trim w/Leather Interior & Chalk Stitching
  • Bordeaux Red/Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Chalk/Slate Grey, Leather Seat Trim w/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Island Green/Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Mojave Beige/Black, Leather Seat Trim w/Two-Tone Leather Interior
  • Agave Green, Club Leather Seat Trim
  • Agave Green, Club Leather Seat Trim w/Chalk Stitching
  • Truffle Brown, Club Leather Seat Trim
  • Truffle Brown, Club Leather Seat Trim w/Chalk Stitching

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

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