Compare 2020 BMW 3-Series vs 2020 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 $46,990
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $54,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $37,990
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
$46,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$679 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in. It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17 15
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 4072
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 1550 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 121
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 116
Battery Range (mi)
- 322
Transmission
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
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 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Tesla Model 3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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  • Rebate: $1,000 loyalty cash
  • Financing: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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