Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh
- 2018 Nissan Leaf SL

Brand, model, trim, price

Information about the brand, series, model name and year, trim and price of the electric vehicle.

2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Series-ZE1
2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2018 Nissan Leaf SL
Trim42 kWhSL
Model year20192018
MarketNorth America, Europe-
PriceUSD 47,650 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 37,840 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 45,950 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 41,600 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 43,550 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 43,650 (ES, Jul 2019)
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Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

Information about the EV body style, dimensions, clearance, volumes, curb weight, GVWR.

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Steel
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Brilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Jade Frost
Super Black
Scarlet Ember
Pearl White
Glacier White
Deep Blue Pearl
Pearl White-Super Black
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Black
Light Grey
Number of doors55
Number of seats45
Length157.7 in
4006 mm
176.4 in
4481 mm
Width70.5 in
1791 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
61.4 in
1560 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
Front track62.7 in
1592 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
Rear track62.1 in
1578 mm
61.2 in
1555 mm
Clearance5.2 in
131 mm
5.9 in
150 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1028 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
33.5 in
851 mm
Passenger volume-2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
Total volume-3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
Curb weight2843.96 lb
1290 kg
3509.76 lb
1592 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
943.58 lb
428 kg
GVWR3814 lb
1730 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient0.3 Cd0.28 Cd
Additional informationThe height includes roof fin
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1365 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1805 kg
Overhang front / rear - 714 / 722
Axle load distribution (%) front / rear - 47 / 53
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Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWNissan
Model-EM57
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFront
Voltage-360 V
Power135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
110 kW
147.5 hp
149.6 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm3283 - 9795 rpm
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
320 Nm
32.6 kgm
236.0 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM-3283 rpm
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Eco
Normal
B-mode

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
89.5 mph
144.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h6.90 s7.90 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-7.50 s

Driving range

Information about the official driving range of the model according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Driving rangeNEDC: 214.4 mi / 345.0 km
EPA: 152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP: 177.1 mi / 285.0 km
NEDC: 234.9 mi / 378.0 km
EPA: 151.0 mi / 243.0 km
WLTP: 167.8 mi / 270.0 km

Energy efficiency

Information about the energy efficiency of the model in various measurement units according to EPA, NEDC, WPTL.

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
NEDC, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 17.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 19.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 19.4 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.31 m
33.83 ft
11 m
36.09 ft

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio9.6658.1938

Suspension

Information about the system of components that connects the wheels and axles to the chassis.

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscs
Additional information-4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5.5Jx20
6Jx20
6.5Jx17 ET45

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T
215/50R17 90V

Battery

Specifications and features of the rechargeable battery that powers this vehicle.

ManufacturerSamsung SDIAESC
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh40 kWh
Number of cells-192
Number of modules-24
Voltage353 V360 V
Energy density-224 Wh/kg
Weight-668 lb
303 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAC refrigerant-based cooling systemAir convection (passive)
Minimum ambient temperature--35 °C
-31 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-45 °C
113 °F
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery

Charging type

Information about the different types of charging of this specific electric car.

Charging typeHousehold charging, 2.8 kW
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7.4 kW
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 6.6 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Fast charging station, 50 kW

Onboard charger/Charging port

Information about the onboard charger(s)/charging port(s) available on this electric vehicle.

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 kW

Charging time

Information about the estimated charging time for this EV depending on the various type of charging it supports.

Charging timeDC fast charging, 0:32
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:00
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 4:28
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 8:56
Household charging, 11:47
Fast charging station, 0:29-0:36
Portable cable, 6:04-6:40
Wall box, 6:04-6:40
EVSE cable, 17:24-26:00

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresRear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
Camera-based cruise control with Stop&Go function (O)
City brake function (O)
Collision Warning System (O)
Cornering Brake Control (S)
Electronic Brake Distribution (S)
Electronic hand brake (S)
Engine Start Button (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (O)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Parking distance sensors (O)
Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar (S)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (O)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Speed limit info (O)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
Traffic jam assistant (O)
10.3-inch multi-funciton touchscreen (O)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
6.5-inch touchscreen (S)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW iDrive (O)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Navigation (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
Smart Card/Key (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Text To Speech / Speech To Text (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Heated washer (S)
Moonroof (O)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Foldable side mirrors (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Toned heated driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Cloth (S)
Cloth/Synthetic Leather (S)
Dark Oak wood trim (O)
Eucalyptus wood trim (O)
Leather (S)
Leather and cloth (S)
Titanium Look On Instrument Panel (S)
Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel (S)
Cargo area cover (S)
e-Pedal (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
AEB with pedestrian detection (O)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) (S)
Blind Spot Warning (BSW) (O)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electric (E-PKB) parking brake (O)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) (S)
Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI) (O)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
ProPILOT Assist (O)
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) (O)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
7-inch color LCD display (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Bose Premium Audio system (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (S)
HomeLink Universal Transceiver (S)
Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) (S)
NissanConnect EV (S)
NissanConnect with Navigation (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
7 x Speakers (S)
Streaming audio via Bluetooth (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (S)
Heater, AC timer (S)
Hybrid heater system - (heat pump) (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way power driver's seat (with 2-way lumbar) (S)
Front heated seats (S)
3-spoke (S)
Audio, Bluetooth switches (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Eco-mode switch (S)
Heated (S)
Leather-wrapped (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror (S)
Heated outside mirrors w/ turn signals (S)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Fog lights (S)
High beam assist (HBA) (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leather-appointed seating (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationThe i3s arrives with sports suspension (tighter springs and dampers along with a stabiliser on the front axle) and sports steering with a correspondingly adapted steering torque characteristic.-
 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2018 Nissan Leaf SL