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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
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB SV N/A N/A $29,810 $31,820
4-Door HB SL N/A N/A $32,635 $34,840
4-Door HB S N/A N/A $26,986 $28,800
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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 2013 is the greenest car you can buy--if you can live with between 70 and 100 miles of driving range on a full battery charge.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 31.9 33.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 42.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.2 52.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) - 50.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 92.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 62 61.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 101 106.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 60.6
Length, Overall (in) 157 175.0
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 11.8 30.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 2.8 24.0
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11.14 x 1.1
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 11.5 x 0.63
Brake Type - Pwr
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.3 34.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - 36.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P155/70R19 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P155/70R19 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 3256
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 16 x - TBD -
Engine Order Code NA EM61
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 107 @ - TBD -
Engine Type Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 187 @ - TBD -
Fuel System - NA
Displacement - NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 137 129
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 124 115
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 111 102
Battery Range (mi) 80 75
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - NA
Trans Type 1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Trans Order Code NA RE1F61A
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 7.9377
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Body Style Hatchback 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name BMW i3 Nissan LEAF
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - NA
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
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