Compare 2013 Tesla Model S vs 2013 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo

2013 Tesla Model S
2013 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $69,900
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $89,900
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5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 535i 20 30 $53,635 $58,300
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 535i xDrive 18 26 $55,750 $60,600
5-Door Gran Turismo RWD 550i 16 24 $62,375 $67,800
5-Door Gran Turismo AWD 550i xDrive 16 24 $64,490 $70,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$53,635
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$69,900
$58,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1165 / month
$972 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Tesla Model S is a revolutionary electric car that blends sporty handling and lots of space, with a range of battery sizes so buyers can choose (and pay for) only the range they need.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 20 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
NA Large Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 59.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.3 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 57.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 112.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.3 74.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.0 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 61.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
66.9 65.1
Wheelbase (in)
116.5 120.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 60.0
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x 1.3 13.7 x 1.4
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)
14.4 x 1.1 13.6 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.0 41.0
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
245/45R19 P245/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R19 P245/50R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4647 4641
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
NA - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
NA 210
Engine
Fuel System
NA Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 300 @ 1300 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
NA 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
362 @ 6000 300 @ 5800 - 6250
Engine Type
Electric Turbocharged Gas I6
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
90 (2012) -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
NA 24
Battery Range (mi)
160 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 30
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
88 (2012) -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
89 (2012) -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 20
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
9.73 4.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.11
Trans Type
1 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.30
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Tesla Model S BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Integral-V
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
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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