2019 BMW i8 vs 2018 Acura NSX

Silver 2019 BMW i8, VS Icon, and Black 2018 Acura NSX

The 2019 BMW i8 delivers an exceptional driving experience and high-level luxury — and with its cutting-edge plug-in hybrid system — it offers high-level efficiency and an eco-friendly ride. In this 2019 BMW i8 vs 2018 Acura NSX comparison, we show how the BMW i8 favorably stacks up against the hybrid sports car competition.

Under the hood of the BMW i8 is a state-of-the-art hybrid powertrain, with the BMW eDrive system (electric motor and lithium-ion battery) and the BMW TwinPower Turbo engine. With 369 horsepower on tap, it can reach a top speed of 155 mph and go from 0 – 60 mph in only 4.2 seconds. The hybrid powertrain is incredibly efficient, with an estimated efficiency rating of up to 68 city/70 MPGe. In comparison, the Acura NSX has an estimated efficiency rating of only 21 city/22 city mpg. Also, unlike the NSX, the BMW i8 is able to run on electric power alone, with an electric range of up to 18 miles.

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2019 BMW i8 VS 2018 Acura NSX 
68 city/70 hwy MPGe Efficiency Rating 21 city/22 hwy mpg
4 Passenger Capacity 2
Yes Roadster Option No
Standard City Collision Mitigation No

Advantages and Benefits of 2019 BMW i8

The BMW i8 is a more practical choice for everyday driving. It can fit up to four people and has a passenger volume of 81 cu-ft. In comparison, the Acura NSX can only fit two people and has a passenger volume of only 44 cu-ft. Also, the BMW i8 has greater storage capabilities with its larger trunk (4.7 cu-ft vs 4.4 cu-ft). And if you'd like to enjoy some fresh air on your drives, then you can get the BMW i8 Roadster. The Acura NSX doesn't offer a roadster option.

Another advantage of the BMW i8 is for safety. It comes standard with City Collision Mitigation, which automatically applies the brakes if a potential collision is detected in low-speed driving situations. The Acura NSX doesn't offer a similar feature. Also, while the BMW i8 comes standard with a Surround View Camera, the NSX only offers a rearview camera.

 

Gull Wing Doors of the 2019 BMW i8 in Their Raised Position
Rear View of Orange 2019 BMW i8 Roadster
Dashboard and Orange Seats of 2019 BMW i8
Silver 2019 BMW i8 Parked Next to a Rock Wall

 

 

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