Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class vs 2014 BMW i3

2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class
2014 BMW i3
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4-Door HB Electric Drive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door HB Electric Drive N/A N/A $38,549 $41,450
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4-Door HB
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,549
$38,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,450
$41,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$691 / month
$689 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive delivers tall-hatchback versatility and impressive performance, with all the finesse and features you might expect from the luxury marque. 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
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 53.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 49.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.9
Length, Overall (in)
171.6 157
Height, Overall (in)
61.3 62
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.6 36.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.2 15.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 11
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 32.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P155/70R19
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 184
Engine Order Code
STDEN NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 170
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
83 111
Battery Range (mi)
85 80
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
85 137
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
84 124
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code
STDTN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 9.70
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz B-Class BMW i3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2799

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