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Selected Style 4-Door HB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB N/A N/A $38,040 $41,350
4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $41,585 $45,200
2-Door Coupe
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,040
$71,625
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,350
$75,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$689 / month
$1250 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW i3 is a truly radical attempt to reinvent the car--and the BMW--for the crowded cities of a new century. The 2014 ELR brings extended-range electric-car virtues to the Cadillac lineup, but its Volt-like appeal diminishes as the price balloons.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 31 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 42.20
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 34.70
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.2 49.90
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 36.90
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 55.20
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Leg Room (in) 31.9 33.60
Second Hip Room (in) - 48.60
Passenger Volume (ft³) - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in) - 52.90
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 62.40
Wheelbase (in) 101 106.10
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 72.70
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 62.10
Length, Overall (in) 157 186.00
Height, Overall (in) 62 55.90
Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 11.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 2.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 10.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 17 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 16 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Regenerative
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.3 38.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.36
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.5
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA RBO
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P155/70R19 P245/40R20
Rear Tire Order Code NA RBO
Front Tire Size P155/70R19 P245/40R20
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 4050
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 84 @ 4800
Engine Type Electric Gas/Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 295
Engine Order Code NA LUU
Fuel System - - TBD -
Displacement - 1.4L/85.3
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 111 - TBD -
Battery Range (mi) 80 37
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 137 - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 124 82
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA MKA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Trans Type 1 1
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW i3 Cadillac ELR
Body Style Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Watts Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut HiPer Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 9.3
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 1.5
 
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