Compare 2017 BMW i3 vs 2017 Tesla Model S

2017 BMW i3
2017 Tesla Model S
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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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RWD 60
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 60 N/A N/A N/A $68,000
RWD 75 N/A N/A N/A $69,500
AWD 60D N/A N/A N/A $73,000
AWD 75D N/A N/A N/A $74,500
AWD 90D N/A N/A N/A $87,500
AWD 100D N/A N/A N/A $94,000
AWD P100D N/A N/A N/A $135,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,930
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,400
$68,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$707 / month
$1133 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.3
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 Tesla Model S is unlike any other car on the road for several reasons—good and bad.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 55
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 35.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 77.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 65.4
Length, Overall (in)
157 196
Height, Overall (in)
62 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
101 116.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 58.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 26.3
Brakes
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)
11 14.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 14
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 37
Tires
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P245/45WR19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P245/45WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2799 4469
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Engine
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 317
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 382
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 101
Battery Range (mi)
80 210
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 98
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
124 99
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 9.73
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 8.28
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Tesla Model S
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone

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