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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 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
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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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 49.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 -
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 31.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 39.6
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 -
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 157
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 62
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 62
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 11.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 2.8
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.2 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 32.3
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Size P255/35YR19 P155/70R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/40YR19 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3780 2799
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 8.5 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 9.5 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material Forged Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 -
Fuel System Port/Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 371 @ 5200 184
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 5.0 L/303 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 416 @ 6600 170
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-8 Electric
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy - 111
Battery Range (mi) - 80
EPA MPG Equivalent - City - 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined - 124
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.46 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.60 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.94 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.86 -
Trans Type 8 1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.23 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.18 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.72 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Body Style Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name Lexus IS F BMW i3
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.2 -
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