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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 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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,040
$12,341
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,350
$13,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$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
Vehicle
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
Length, Overall (in) 157 106.1
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
Liftover Height (in) - 28.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 36.9 -
Brakes
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 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.3 28.7
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2799 1808
Wheels
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
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
Mileage
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
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.31
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
Summary
Vehicle Name BMW i3 Smart fortwo
Body Style Hatchback Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Other
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 8.7
Emissions
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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