Compare 2019 BMW 3-Series vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

2019 BMW 3-Series
2019 Tesla Model 3
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,720 $45,400
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $42,350 $45,000
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 29 $48,165 $51,250
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $48,990
Model 3 Long Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $44,500
Model 3 Mid Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $42,900
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $56,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000

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Invoice Price

$37,935
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,250
$48,990

Monthly Payment Estimate

$671 / month
$817 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.3
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2019 BMW 330i moves back toward the sweet spot in sport-sedan greatness, with M Sport and M editions still to come. The 2019 Tesla Model 3 is a glimpse of the future in many ways; but it’s far from perfect.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg Coming Soon

Highway

36 mpg Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in)

38.7 40.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56 56.3

Second Leg Room (in)

35.2 35.2

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

42 42.7

Second Head Room (in)

37.6 37.7

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.6 54

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 97

Second Hip Room (in)

- 52.4

Front Hip Room (in)

- 53.4

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

185.7 184.8

Height, Overall (in)

56.8 56.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.9 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

112.2 113.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.9 72.8

Track Width, Front (in)

62.3 62.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

17 15

Brakes

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 13.2

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

- NA

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- 12.6

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

15.6 -

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.4 38.8

Tires

Spare Tire Size

NA NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3582 4072

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection -

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 1550 475

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

255 @ 5000 425

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 -

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 -

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

36 -

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

- 116

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

- 112

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

- 310

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

- 120

Transmission

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 -

Trans Order Code

2TB NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.72 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 -

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

5.25 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.81 9.00

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.17 -

Trans Type

8 1

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 -

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.32 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.71 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW 3 Series Tesla Model 3

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Double Wishbone

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

5.9 -

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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