BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
Top 44%809 points
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BMW i8 (2014) vs Tesla Model S P90D (2016): 27 facts in comparison

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm

3. shorter length

289mm shorter length.
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m

4. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

5. width

151mm narrower.
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m

6. Has four-wheel drive

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.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
25% have it

7. Has in-car system

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
45% have it

8. Has Stop-Start system

A Stop-Start system automatically turns off the engine when stopping in traffic or at a red light, and seamlessly starts it again when pressure is applied to the accelerator. This saves fuel and is more ecological.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
24% have it

9. weight

622.98kg lighter.
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.5kg

10. Has vertically-opening doors

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
3% have it

11. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
77% have it

12. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
81% have it

13. Has smart key as standard

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.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
33% have it

14. Is a hybrid car

Hybrid cars run on a mixture of petrol (gasoline) and electric power. They offer several benefits over traditional petrol-powered cars. For example they produce less CO2 emissions, and due to their fuel efficiency they are often cheaper to run.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
5% have it

15. longer wheelbase

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).
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m


ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
77% have it

17. Has stolen vehicle tracking system

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
19% have it

18. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
GMC Yukon SLE (2015): 5

19. Has height-adjustable seat belts

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
42% have it

20. Has a rear-view camera

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.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
35% have it

21. Has air suspension

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
21% have it

22. more battery power

With more battery power you can travel on the electric motor further before having to recharge, or in the case of a hybrid switching to the petrol (gasoline) engine.
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 80000kWh

23. Has regenerative braking

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.
BMW i8 (2014)
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
6% have it

24. greater power-to-weight ratio

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.
Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014): 224.8hp/kg

25. further range

The maximum distance an electric or hybrid car can travel on electric only, from a full charge (EPA-estimated driving range).
Tesla Roadster: 997km

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