Compare 2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 BMW i3
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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60 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
60 Ah N/A N/A $39,930 $42,400
94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
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5-Door HB LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB LT N/A N/A $35,155 $36,620
5-Door HB Premier N/A N/A $39,268 $40,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,930
$35,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$36,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$610 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The BMW i3 is a technological and stylistic tour de force—yet like any technology, it's nearing its sell-by date. The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 36.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 52.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- 50.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
157 164.0
Height, Overall (in)
62 62.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
101 102.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 59.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 - 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 - 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 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBM
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P215/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBM
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 3563
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA EN0
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 200 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 266 @ - TBD -
Fuel System
- Electric
Displacement
- NA
Mileage
Battery Range (mi)
80 238
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 128
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 119
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 110
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 7.05
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Semi-independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Compound Crank
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
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)
- NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- NA

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