Compare 2020 BMW 3-Series vs 2019 Tesla Model 3

2020 BMW 3-Series
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330i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,260 $42,750
3 Series M340i Sedan 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 22 30 $50,720 $54,000
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 30 $52,580 $56,000
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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 $48,490
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 $39,490
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,400
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,750
$48,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$808 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in. 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 0 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 184.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 15
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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 Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2
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 Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 4072
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 112
Battery Range (mi)
- 310
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 120
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 116
Transmission
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 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 -
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Tesla Model 3
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
5.8 -
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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2020 BMW 3-Series
  • 2020s arriving; 2019s sold out
  • Rebate: No standard cash incentives
  • Financing: From 3.45% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $419 for 36 months
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