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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 Pure
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
2-Door Cabriolet Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
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$689 / month
$221 / month
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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 Smart ForTwo is now an old design, but it remains the easiest car to park in cities, and it's at its best in urban traffic; the electric model, new last year, is the nicest of the bunch, and now remarkably cheap.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 34 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 38 mpg
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 48
Second Leg Room (in) 31.9 -
Front Leg Room (in) 40.5 41.2
Passenger Capacity 4 2
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 49.2 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 45.4
Front Hip Room (in) - 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 62 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 54.5
Wheelbase (in) 101 73.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 61.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.9 50.5
Length, Overall (in) 157 106.1
Liftover Height (in) - 28.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1 -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 8
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.3 28.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Front Tire Size P155/70R19 P155/60TR15
Spare Tire Size NA NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P155/70R19 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 1808
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA NA
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 5 15 X 4.5
Engine Type Electric Premium Unleaded I-3
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 184 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 70 @ 5800
Displacement - 1.0 L/61
Fuel System - MPI
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 137 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 124 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 111 -
Battery Range (mi) 80 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 34
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.70 4.53
Trans Type 1 5
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.26
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.31
Vehicle Name BMW i3 Smart fortwo
Body Style Hatchback Coupe
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 8.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
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