When we compare the 2020 BMW i8's and the 2020 Tesla Model S's specifications and ratings, the 2020 BMW i8 has the advantage in the area of resale value. The 2020 Tesla Model S has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2020 BMW i8's and the 2020 Tesla Model S's specifications and ratings, the 2020 Tesla Model S is a better car than the 2020 BMW i8.
2020 BMW i8 vs. 2020 Tesla Model S Pricing
A used 2020 BMW i8 ranges from $72,769 to $107,825 while a used 2020 Tesla Model S is priced between $44,996 to $68,100.
2020 BMW i8 vs. 2020 Tesla Model S Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2020 BMW i8 loses 50.8 percent of its value and the 2020 Tesla Model S loses 52.3 percent of its value. This means the 2020 BMW i8 retains 1.5 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2020 Tesla Model S.
2020 BMW i8 vs. 2020 Tesla Model S Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW i8 is 7.5 out of 10 while the Tesla Model S's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW i8 being ranked 2 out of 4 Best Hybrid Luxury Coupes and the Tesla Model S being ranked 1 out of 27 Best Electric Cars.
2020 BMW i8 vs. 2020 Tesla Model S Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW i8 is 6.6 out of 10. For the Tesla Model S the reliability rating is 9.4 out of 10. This gives the Tesla Model S an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW i8.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2020 BMW i8’s base engine makes 369 horsepower, and the 2020 Tesla Model S base engine makes 518 horsepower. The i8 is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 337 miles. The Model S is rated to deliver an average of 121 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 391 miles. This gives the 2020 Tesla Model S the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2020 BMW i8. The i8 uses electricity, premium unleaded, and the Model S uses electricity.