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 Leg Room (in)
31.9 35.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 41.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.1
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.8
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 168.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 52.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 22.8
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 2455
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 16 X 6.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 134
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 214
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
129 126
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
118 119
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
106 111
Battery Range (mi)
114 125
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 3.61
Trans Type
1 1
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 2.70
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Volkswagen e-Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link

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