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2022 Audi R8 V10 Performance Coupe RWD
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2022 Audi R8
V10 Performance Coupe RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Audi R8 is a unique car in the automaker’s lineup. The company has long made performance coupes and sedans, but a mid-engine supercar is off the beaten path for Audi. The R8 offers...

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...


2022 Audi R8
V10 Performance Coupe RWD
2020 BMW i8
Coupe AWD
Powertrain 7-Speed Dual Clutch 6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
68 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
23 MPG
70 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19.3 gal 11.1 gal
Fuel Type
562 hp @ 7,800 RPM
406 lb-ft @ 6,500 RPM
10 cylinders
3 cylinders
Compression Ratio
5,200 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.33 in x 3.65 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
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
Maximum Seating 2 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 40.9 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 --
Length 174.4 in 184.9 in
Width 80.2 in 87.3 in
Height 48.7 in 50.9 in
Wheelbase 104.3 in 110.2 in

Available Options

2022 Audi R8
V10 Performance Coupe RWD

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
  • Audi Guard All-Weather Floor Mats
  • Carbon Exterior Package
  • Carbon Fiber Front Sway Bar
  • Carbon Interior Package
  • Diamond Stitch Full Leather Package
  • Dynamic Package
  • Dynamic Steering
  • Full Leather Package
  • Led Headlights W/Audi Laser Light
  • Premium Package
  • Red Brake Calipers
  • Sport Exhaust Package
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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