BMW i3 vs. Tesla Model S

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 2018 Tesla Model S 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan 75D 1308-OEM Exterior 3/4 Front Right-Facing

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$47,650 - $51,500
$78,000

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.58 / 5
19 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
518 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric Motor
3

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.5 in.
42.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 in.
35.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
35.3 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
4
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Tire Width

Tire Width
P175/55TR20
P245/35YR21 - P245/45WR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
116.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
33.8 ft.
40.7 ft.

Length

Length
158.1 in.
196 in.

Width

Width
70.5 in.
77.3 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3005 - 3278 lbs.
4647 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
181 hp
518 hp

Torque

Torque
199 ft. lbs.
387 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Electric Motor
Electric Motor

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
2.3 gal.

Combined

Combined
113 mpg
104 mpg

City

City
126 mpg
102 mpg

Highway

Highway
99 mpg
105 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
BMW i3
Tesla Model S

Body Style

Body Style
Hatchback
Hatchback

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars
Large Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
4
5

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3005 - 3278 lbs.
94 ft³.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
109 mpg.
4647 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric - Electric/Gas
Electric

Displacement

Displacement
39.5 Cu.in. Range Extender
1

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI (injection)
Automatic

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
8.28

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
9.73

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
9.70
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
P245/35YR21 - P245/45WR19

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P175/55TR20
P245/35YR21 - P245/45WR19

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P195/50TR20
19 X 8 - 21 X 8.5 in.

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
20 X 5.5 in.
19 X 8 - 21 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
20 X 6 in.
Aluminum

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum
Rack-Pinion

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
40.7 ft.

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
33.8 ft.
4-Wheel Disc

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Yes

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
14 in.

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
14.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11 in.
38.8 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
2.3 gal.
42.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
57.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
40.5 in.
55 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in.
35.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
35.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
31.9 in.
55 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
49.2 in.
54.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
101.2 in.
116.5 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
158.1 in.
196 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.5 in.
77.3 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
62.6 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.7 in.
65.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in.
66.9 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³.
4.6 in.

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³.
26.3 ft³.

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126
58.1 ft³.

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
99
102

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
35 - 112
105

Battery Range

Battery Range
97 - 114 mi.
103

Model Group

Model Group
i3
259 mi.

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Luxury High
Model S

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Hatchback
Luxury High