Compare 2015 BMW i3 vs 2016 Cadillac ELR

2015 BMW i3
2016 Cadillac ELR
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4-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 4-Door HB N/A N/A $39,510 $42,400
i3 4-Door HB w/Range Extender N/A N/A $43,050 $46,250
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ELR 2-Door Coupe 31 35 $62,075 $65,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,510
$62,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$65,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$1083 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 BMW i3 is not just a new kind of BMW, but a different sort of car, one that aims to reimagine the way people get around in crowded cities. The 2016 Cadillac ELR is back with a somewhat sportier attitude and a lower sticker price. Is that enough?
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 2
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.20
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.60
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.20
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 34.70
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 49.90
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 36.90
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 52.90
Second Hip Room (in)
- 48.60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 186.00
Height, Overall (in)
62 55.90
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.40
Wheelbase (in)
101 106.10
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 72.70
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.10
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 38.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.36
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P245/40R20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RBO
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P245/40R20
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RBO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 4065
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 20 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 20 x 8.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LUU
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 233
Engine Type
Electric Gas/Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 373
Fuel System
- Direct Injection
Displacement
- 1.4L/85.3
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 85
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 - TBD -
Battery Range (mi)
81 37 (2015)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 35 (2015)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 31 (2015)
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA MKD
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Coupe
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Cadillac ELR
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Watts Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut HiPer Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 9.3
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - TBD -

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