BMW i8 vs Tesla Model 3 Performance

Picture of BMW i8
Picture of Tesla Model 3 Performance
Category BMW i8Model 3 Performance
Max power (ps / bhp) 374 / 369487 / 480
Max torque (Nm / lb-ft) 570 / 420639 / 471
Curb weight (kg / lb) 1490 / 32851847 / 4072
Power / tonne (ps / bhp) 251 / 248264 / 260

Lap Times

Track BMW i8Model 3 Performance
Autozeitung test track 1:41.201:38.40

Acceleration

Speed & distance BMW i8Model 3 Performance
0 - 100 kph 4.2 s3.4 s
0 - 200 kph 14.4 s14.1 s
Est. 100 - 200 kph 10.2 s11.3 s
0 - 30 mph 1.9 s1.4 s
0 - 40 mph 2.7 s2.0 s
0 - 50 mph 3.5 s2.5 s
0 - 60 mph 3.6 s3.3 s
0 - 70 mph 5.7 s4.2 s
0 - 80 mph 7.0 s5.3 s
0 - 90 mph 8.5 s6.8 s
0 - 100 mph 9.0 s8.6 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.6 s @ 98.2 mph8.4 s @ 100.0 mph
1/4 mile 12.1 s @ 116.2 mph11.8 s @ 114.2 mph

General performance

Category BMW i8Model 3 Performance
Top speed 250 kph (155 mph)261 kph (162 mph)
0 - 100 mph - 0 14.7 s13.1 s
Est. max acceleration 0.75 g (7 m/s²)0.85 g (8 m/s²)
Lateral acceleration 0.93 g (9 m/s²)0.95 g (9 m/s²)
60 mph - 0 34 m (111 ft)30 m (99 ft)

Summary

Category BMW i8Model 3 Performance
Track Performance 92100
Straight line speed 12721674
Total 13641774

Verdict

Model 3 Performance is the fastest by considerable margin.

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mph  1y ago

This is BS data to start with.
There are many tests that show Tesla M3 consistently does 7.3 to 7.4 @ 98 mph for the 1/8 mile, 11.4 @ 118 for 1/4 and 7.8sec to 100 mph. That is in a different league from the BMW. And then the BMW gets slaughtered on the track.
Even with the data you show the BMW is way slower than the M3 and then you say that somehow that there is no clear winner.

 

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FastestLaps  1y ago

The only BS here is your comment.

Tesla performance figures (other than 1/8 mile) are from Motortrend. If you call Motortrend data "BS data", show me your sources which are of higher quality and "not BS".

i8 data is from Auto Zeitung and Car & Driver. But that's still "BS data" to you.


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SpeedKing  1y ago

You're dreaming, the Tesla M3 consistently does 7.5 @ 92-3 mph for the 1/8 mile and 11.7 @ 113 mph for the 1/4 mile and that's on a dragstrip...