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Compare 2015 BMW i3 vs 2015 smart fortwo

2015 BMW i3
2015 smart fortwo
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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 Convertible Passion
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
fortwo 2-Door Convertible Passion 34 38 $16,675 $17,930
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Passion 34 38 $13,885 $14,930
fortwo 2-Door Coupe Pure 34 38 $12,341 $13,270
fortwo electric drive 2-Door Convertible Passion N/A N/A $26,040 $28,000
fortwo electric drive 2-Door Coupe Passion N/A N/A $23,250 $25,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,510
$16,675
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$17,930
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$299 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 34 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Two-Seaters
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity
4 2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 48
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 45.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 45.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 61.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 50.5
Length, Overall (in)
157 106.1
Height, Overall (in)
62 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 54.5
Wheelbase (in)
101 73.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 28.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 28.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P155/60TR15
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P175/55TR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2860 1852
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 15 X 4.5
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Premium Unleaded I-3
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 68 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 70 @ 5800
Displacement
- 1.0 L/61
Fuel System
- MPI
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 -
Battery Range (mi)
81 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 34
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 4.53
Trans Type
1 5
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.26
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.23
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 smart fortwo
Body Style
Hatchback Cabriolet
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Other
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 8.7
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 4.9
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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