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Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
Top 35%930 points
Top 35%
Top 44%806 points
Top 44%
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Tesla Model S P90D (2016) vs BMW i8 (2014): 27 facts in comparison

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
249km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h
250km/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.
967Nm
Tesla Roadster: 10000Nm
320Nm

3. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
532hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp
362hp

4. shorter length

289mm shorter length.
4.98m
Renault Twizy EV 13kW (2014): 2.34m
4.69m

5. width

151mm narrower.
2.19m
Peugeot 208 Allure (2014): 1m
2.04m

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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
24% have it

7. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
23% have it

8. weight

622.98kg lighter.
2.11t
Nissan Note Advance CVT (2015): 1.5kg
1.49t

9. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
44% have it

10. Has Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
80% have it

11. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
32% have it

12. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
76% have it

13. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
4% have it

14. Has vertically-opening doors

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
3% 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).
2.96m
Toyota Tundra SR5 (2014): 3.7m
2.8m

16. Has ISOFIX/LATCH

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
76% 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
19% have it

18. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
34% have it

19. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
2
GMC Yukon SLE (2015): 5
0

20. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
41% have it

21. 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.
90kWh
Volkswagen Jetta (2014): 80000kWh
7.1kWh

22. 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.
0.25hp/kg
Lotus Exige S Roadster (2014): 224.8hp/kg
0.11hp/kg

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

24. 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.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
21% have it

25. Is an electric car

An electric car runs off a battery that can be recharged at home or at public charging points. Due to the savings costs of electricity compared to petrol (gasoline) it can greatly reduce running costs, and is also better for the environment as the car produces 0 emissions.
Tesla Model S P90D (2016)
BMW i8 (2014)
4% have it

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