Compare 2018 Tesla Model 3 vs 2018 BMW i3

2018 Tesla Model 3
2018 BMW i3
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Mid Range Battery RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mid Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $46,000
Long Range Battery RWD N/A N/A N/A $49,000
Long Range Battery AWD N/A N/A N/A $53,000
AWD Performance N/A N/A N/A $64,000
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$41,840
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,000
$44,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$767 / month
$741 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Tesla Model 3 promises Tesla chic at mass-market prices, at least when less expensive versions arrive, but build quality should be any buyer’s biggest worry. The BMW i3 is a wonder of technology, but it's already been surpasses by EVs with longer range.
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Fuel Economy
City
- -
Highway
- -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54 49.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 40.5
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 31.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.8 158.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 62.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 101.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 69.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 61.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 36.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.1
Brakes
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)
14 11
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)
13.2 11
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 32.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR18 P175/60R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR18 P155/70R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3838 2961
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Forged Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 X 5.5
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Engine Type
Electric Electric
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 184
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 170 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
117 106
Battery Range (mi)
260 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
128 129
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
123 118
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.00 9.70
Trans Type
1 1
Summary
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model 3 BMW i3
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link

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