Compare 2020 BMW i3 vs 2020 Tesla Model 3

2020 BMW i3
2020 Tesla Model 3
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120 Ah
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
i3 120 Ah N/A N/A $41,840 $44,450
i3 120 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $45,420 $48,300
i3 s 120 Ah N/A N/A $44,815 $47,650
i3 s 120 Ah w/Range Extender N/A N/A $48,395 $51,500
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $46,990
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $54,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $37,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,840
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,450
$46,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$741 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Once cutting edge, the 2020 BMW i3 has fallen well behind other electric cars. Only purists need apply. It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Highway
Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
49.2 54
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84 97
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 35.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.5 42.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
158.3 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
62.9 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
101.2 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
36.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 13.2
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 12.6
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 38.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/60R19 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P155/70R19 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2972 4031
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 -
Engine Type
Electric Electric
Mileage
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
153 353
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
124 124
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
113 121
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
102 116
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70 9.00
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW i3 Tesla Model 3
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
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
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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