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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 61.9
Length, Overall (in)
171.6 157
Height, Overall (in)
61.3 62
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 101
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
17.2 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
54.6 36.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 19 X 5
Engine
Engine Order Code
STDEN NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
177 170
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
251 184
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 Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code
STDTN NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 9.70
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz B-Class BMW i3
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 2799

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