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
i3 60 Ah N/A N/A $39,930 $42,400
i3 94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
i3 94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
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100D AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model S 100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $94,000
Model S 60 RWD N/A N/A N/A $68,000
Model S 60D AWD N/A N/A N/A $73,000
Model S 75 RWD N/A N/A N/A $69,500
Model S 75D AWD N/A N/A N/A $74,500
Model S 90D AWD N/A N/A N/A $87,500
Model S P100D AWD N/A N/A N/A $135,000

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Invoice Price

$39,930
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$42,400
$94,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$707 / month
$1567 / 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

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Highway

Coming Soon Coming Soon

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Large Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

40.5 42.7

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

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 94

Front Hip Room (in)

- 55

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 58.1

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)

15.1 26.3

Brakes

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

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

32.3 40.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

2866 4736

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA

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

Engine

Engine Type

Electric Electric

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

184 -

Engine Order Code

NA NA

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

170 @ 4800 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

111 102

Estimated Battery Range (mi)

80 335

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

137 101

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

124 102

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

9.70 9.73

Trans Type

1 1

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- 8.28

Summary

Vehicle Name

BMW i3 Tesla Model S

Body Style

Hatchback Hatchback

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

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