Compare 2021 BMW 4-Series vs 2021 Tesla Model 3

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430i Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4 Series 430i Convertible 24 33 $49,885 $53,100
4 Series 430i Coupe 26 34 $42,910 $45,600
4 Series 430i xDrive Coupe 24 33 $44,770 $47,600
4 Series M440i Convertible 23 31 $60,020 $64,000
4 Series M440i xDrive Coupe 22 31 $54,905 $58,500
M4 Competition Coupe 16 23 $69,970 $74,700
M4 Coupe 16 23 $67,275 $71,800
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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 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $56,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $39,990
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Invoice Price
$49,885
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,100
$48,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$885 / month
$817 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The redesigned 2021 BMW 4-Series has evolved into a technology powerhouse with wonderfully responsive powertrains, but the coupe lacks playfulness. The 2021 Tesla Model 3 remains unrivaled, as an impressive automotive amalgam of sport sedan, efficiency leader, and technology icon.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
33 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
43.9 54
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 35.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
187.9 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.6 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 12.6
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)
NA 13.2
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 -
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 38.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
258 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
258 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3918 4250
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
294 @ 1550 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5000 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 127
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
- 353
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 141
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 134
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 9.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 -
Trans Type
8 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.71 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 4 Series Tesla Model 3
Body Style
Convertible 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
6.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
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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