Watch Tesla Model S 75D Race BMW i8

MAR 29 2018 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 5

Can the cheapest version of the Tesla Model S beat the high-style and very expensive BMW i8?

We often see the top-of-the-line Tesla Model S P100D race against equally powerful gasoline cars, but seldom do we get a chance to check out lesser versions of the Model S and even less common is a race between two plug ins.

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Here we present a race featuring the cheapest currently available version of the Model S, the 75D, against the plug-in hybrid BMW i8.

The Model S 75D boasts a claimed 470 HP and scoots from 0 to 62 MPH in just 4.4 seconds. However, it’s quite heavy at 4,850 pounds. Meanwhile, the BMW i8 checks in at just 3,525 pounds and boasts 357 HP and a 0 to 62 MPH time of an identical 4.4 seconds.

Out on the road though, at least for this challenge, the i8 is outgunned by even this cheap version of the Model S.

Video description:

“The BMW i8 and Tesla Model S 75D are about equally fast on paper. Here we try to see how these cars perform in real world conditions. I drove the i8 in sport mode, automatic gear and didn’t use launch control.”

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Another Lovedayz-boyz drag race video…it’s getting a bit old…

idd, with a slow reaction time of mr. Bjorn Tesla

Well, eletrically speaking, the i8 has a detuned i3 motor . And the gas engine is a little Honda Civic sized 1.5L 3 cylinder engine. So actually pretty impressive it is a fast as it is. And yes, above 100mph, the i8 would still walk away from the Tesla. That is how weak the Tesla is at higher speed ranges. They even had a you tube video with a higher end Tesla accerating slower than the i8 at high speeds.

What a masterpiece. The i8. Now give us a BEV version 🙂

Yawn. There are no less than 10 Tesla cars at my work. I only seen one i8 driving on the street 8 months ago. I was like, what in the hell car is that?! IMHO, the i8 is one of the most beautiful cars I’ve ever seen in person…to this day.

Just watched a YouTube video saying a bunch of leases are hitting dealerships. If this is true, I’ll pony up 30 to 40k for a used one in 5 years. Hell, by that time I’ll be close if not over the 6 figure mark gross.