Compare 2018 BMW i3 vs 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

2018 BMW i3
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
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94 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
94 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
94 Ah s N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
94 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
94 Ah w/Range Extender s N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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4-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door SE N/A N/A $29,275 $30,495
4-Door Limited Edition N/A N/A $32,443 $33,795
4-Door SEL Premium N/A N/A $35,515 $36,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
$29,275
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$30,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$508 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The BMW i3 is a wonder of technology, but it's already been surpasses by EVs with longer range. The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is a Golf that happens to run only on electricity, but its range is now sub-par.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 53.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 38.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 35.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 168.1
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 103.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 52.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 10.7
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 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 2455
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 214
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
106 111
Battery Range (mi)
114 125
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 119
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 3.61
Trans Type
1 1
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Volkswagen e-Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut

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