The 2017 Acura NSX vs. the 2017 BMW i8 at McGrath Acura of Westmont

2017 Acura NSX

2017 Acura NSX
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2017 BMW i8

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With a striking design, clean lines, and sporty build, the 2017 Acura NSX has been long-awaited. With its incredible performance and unbeatable sense of style, the NSX is the supercar experience that Naperville drivers have been looking for. Take a look at this side-by-side comparison with the impressive 2017 BMW i8, and see the magnificence of the new Acura NSX for yourself.

Performance

Sporting a three part bespoke engine, the new Acura NSX offers drivers an incredible 573 horsepower, and it hits speeds up to 191 mph. It begins with a 3.5L twin turbocharged V6 engine, and it ends with two electric motors. This helps to decentralize power and give the drive greater control over the vehicle. This emphasis on handling is made even more apparent with the NSX’s sport hybrid super handling all-wheel drivetrain, which gives drivers an incredible amount of precision and versatility.

Its design has similarly been built to balance rigidity and looseness, and its aerodynamic body maximizes airflow to enhance the sports car experience. Overall, the NSX represents the latest stage in the evolution of the sports car. Combining design, build, power, and handling to ensure a holistically built sports car, the NSX delivers Elmhurst drivers with an unbeatable experience. 

Though the 2017 BMW i8 is an exceptional vehicle, it doesn’t quite compare to the 2017 Acura NSX. Featuring an AC Synchronous motor, the i8 does offer an impressive 357 net horsepower. That is enough to ensure a robust and exciting ride, but it cannot match the the peerless NSX. The i8 hits a top speed of 155 miles per hour, but the NSX hits 190 mph.

And while the i8 accelerates from 0 to 60 in 4.2 seconds, the NSX accelerates from 0 to 60 in just 2.7 seconds. The i8 also features an exceptionally longer wheelbase, which keeps it from turning with the same precision as the NSX. And what’s more, the i8 features a significantly boxier body, sitting just slightly higher than the NSX, which makes its ride less seamless and smooth.

Features

Now let’s see what features each vehicle has available for Naperville drivers. We’ll start by looking at the 2017 NSX:

  • Alcantara seats
  • Ergonomic and tailor-leather wrapped steering wheel
  • 9-speaker ELS studio premium audio system
  • AcuraLink The Next Generation
  • Integrated navigation
  • Sonar-based proximity sensors

The most comparable features offered by the 2017 BMW i8:

  • Leather seats
  • 3-spoke steering wheel
  • 11-speaker audio system
  • Sirius XM radio subscription
  • BMW Navigation

Which Sports Car is Right for You?

The 2017 BMW i8 offers drivers an fun experience, but not one that compete with the luxurious, elegant, and sporty experience of the 2017 Acura NSX. With its unbeatable power, the NSX drives with more energy and more exciting dynamism than the competition, and every inch of the NSX has been designed to accentuate this quality. Its ride is exciting, but not aggressive, and with a wide selection of elegant and luxurious interior features, the ride is comfortable as well. These amazing features are why the new Acura NSX wins this comparison — and why it wins with the critics in their new Acura NSX reviews!

Learn More About the 2017 Acura NSX Today

If you’re a driver in the Chicago area, the 2017 Acura NSX is just what you need to add a kick to your ride. To learn more about the NSX and how it compares to the 2017 BMW i8, you can contact us online or call us at 888-299-8727. You can also stop in at 400 East Ogden Avenue in Westmont, IL and see us about a test drive today!