Compare 2013 Tesla Model S vs 2013 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

2013 Tesla Model S
2013 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
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5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$53,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$58,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$972 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
NA Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 112.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 61.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 120.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.5
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 60.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.4 x 1.1 13.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 13.7 x 1.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 41.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4641
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 210
Engine
Displacement
NA 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 300 @ 5800 - 6250
Engine Type
Electric Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 300 @ 1300 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
88 (2012) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
89 (2012) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 20
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
90 (2012) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 24
Battery Range (mi)
160 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 30
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.11
Trans Type
1 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 7.6
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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