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 Leg Room (in)
31.9 35.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 55
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
101 116.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 14
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
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.3 37
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P155/70R19 P245/45YR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P245/45YR19
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 - Combined
124 99
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
111 101
Battery Range (mi)
80 210
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
137 98
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 Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Tesla Model S
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

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