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2019 BMW i8 Coupe
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$147,500
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8.6
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2019 Tesla Model S
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Overview

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Hybrid
Engine
Electric
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 115 MPG
Hwy: 107 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
58.1 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.5-liter Turbo Inline-3 Hybrid
Electric
Horsepower
369 hp @ 5800 rpm
N/A
Torque
420 lb-ft
N/A
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
20" x 7.5"
19" x 8"
Rear Wheel Size
20" x 8.5"
19" x 8"

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P215/45YR20
P245/45WR19
Rear Tire
P245/40YR20
P245/45WR19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
27 MPG
111 MPG
City
N/A
115 MPG
Highway
N/A
107 MPG

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
11.1 gallons
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
184.9 in
196 in
Height
50.8 in
56.5 in
Max Width
76.5 in
77.3 in
Front Width
64.7 in
65.4 in
Rear Width
67.8 in
66.9 in
Wheelbase
110.2 in
116.5 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
4.6 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
43.1 in
42.7 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56.7 in
57.7 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
55 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
28.2 in
35.4 in
Rear Seat Headroom
32.4 in
35.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.6 in
55 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
54.7 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,501 lbs
4,883 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
5.4 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
N/A
26.3 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A
58.1 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • 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
Solid Black

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat

Standard Interior Materials

  • E-Copper Exclusive, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Amido, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Giga Ivory White, Full Perforated Leather Upholstery
  • Tera Excl Dalbergia Brown, Natural Leather/Cloth Upholstery
  • Black, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • Cream, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim
  • White/Black, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Not Available
Standard
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Standard
Standard
Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard
Satellite Radio
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard
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
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Standard
Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Lane Keeping Assist
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 Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head 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
8 Years / Unlimited Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles