75points

BMW i8 (2014)

68points

Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)

BMW i8 (2014)
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Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
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26 facts in comparison

BMW i8 (2014) vs Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)

BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)

Why is BMW i8 (2014) better than Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)?

  • 61g lighter
    ?

    1.49tvs1485061g
  • 258g/km less CO2 emissions
    ?

    49g/kmvs307g/km
  • Has in-car system
    ?
  • Has four-wheel drive
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  • Has a turbocharged engine
    ?
  • Has smart key as standard
    ?
  • 0.07Cd lower coefficient of drag
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    0.26Cdvs0.33Cd
  • Has vertically-opening doors
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Why is Ferrari 458 Italia (2014) better than BMW i8 (2014)?

  • 75km/h faster top speed
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    325km/hvs250km/h
  • 1s faster acceleration (0-100 km/h)
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    3.4svs4.4s
  • 220Nm higher maximum torque
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    540Nmvs320Nm
  • 3x larger engine size
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    4.5lvs1.5l
  • 200hp more horsepower
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    562hpvs362hp
  • 85mm shorter
    ?

    1.21mvs1298mm
  • Has dual-clutch transmission
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  • Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
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General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
2.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
3.Has fully independent suspension
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
4.Has rear-wheel drive
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
5.CO2 emissions

49g/km

307g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
6.Has four-wheel drive
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

Dimensions

1.height

1.3m

1.21m

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
2.length

4.69m

4.53m

We consider a shorter length better because a compact chassis is generally easier to maneuver.
3.width

2.04m

1.94m

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
4.weight

1.49t

1.49t

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.Has vertically-opening doors
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
6.wheelbase

2.8m

2.65m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

Speed

1.top speed

250km/h

325km/h

The fastest speed that the vehicle can reach.
2.acceleration time (0-100 km/h)

4.4s

3.4s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
3.coefficient of drag

0.26Cd

0.33Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

Engine

1.maximum torque

320Nm

540Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful vehicle and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
2.engine size

1.5l

4.5l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
3.horsepower

362hp

562hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
4.number of cylinders

3

8

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
5.Has a turbocharged engine
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

Features

1.Has in-car system
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
An in-car system (e.g., Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) offers extra functionalities, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
2.Has a rear-view camera
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.
3.Has smart key as standard
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.
4.Has regenerative braking
BMW i8 (2014)
Ferrari 458 Italia (2014)
Hybrids and electric cars use regenerative braking, which captures the kinetic energy produced by braking and converts it into electricity. This then charges the battery, effectively increasing the car’s fuel efficiency.

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