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2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The Audi R8 debuted in 2005, presenting buyers with a German alternative to the Porsche 911. The biggest changes came with the second-generation redesign in 2015. For 2020, the model g...

2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

First launched in 2014, the BMW i8 is part futuristic hybrid, part exotic supercar, and part luxury grand tourer. From its wing doors to its sculpted tail and laser headlights, the BMW...

Specs

2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD
2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
13 MPG
68 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
70 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 21.9 gal 11.1 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
562 hp @ 7,800 RPM
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Torque
406 lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM
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Cylinders
10 cylinders
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
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9.5:1
Displacement
5,200 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 3.65 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 40.5 in 43.1 in
Back Legroom -- 28.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 8 cu ft 4.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload 551 lbs --
Exterior
Length 174.3 in 184.9 in
Width 80.2 in 87.3 in
Height 48.8 in 50.9 in
Wheelbase 104.4 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2020 Audi R8
quattro V10 Coupe AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Ara Blue Crystal Effect
  • Daytona Gray Pearl Effect
  • FLORETT Silver Metallic
  • Ibis White
  • KEMORA Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Suzuka Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Vegas Yellow

Option Packages

  • Contrast Stitching
  • Full Leather Package
  • 20" Wheel Package
  • Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Carbon Exterior Package
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Ceramic Brake Package
  • Diamond Stitch Full Leather Package
  • Led Headlights W/Audi Laser Light
  • Red Brake Calipers For Steel Brakes
  • Dynamic Steering - Speed Dependent
2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic W/BMW I Frozen Blue
  • Crystal White Pearl Metallic W/Frozen Gray Accent
  • 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

Option Packages

  • Tera World
  • Aerodynamic Kit
  • Icon Adaptive Led Headlights W/LASERLIGHT
  • Tera World Copper

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