Comparison between:
- 2014 Tesla Model S 85 RWD
- 2014 BMW i3 22 kWh
- 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2014 Tesla Model S 85 RWD2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh
2014 Tesla Model S 85 RWD2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh
Trim85 RWD22 kWh42 kWh
Model year201420142019
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
Price--USD 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)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleSedanHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsAluminium
high-strength boron steel
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsSolid Black
Solid White
Steel Grey Metallic
Silver Metallic
Brown Metallic
Blue Metallic
Green Metallic
Pearl White Multi-Coat
Red Multi-Coat
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Jucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Grey
Tan
Carum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors455
Number of seats544
Length196.0 in
4978 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
157.7 in
4006 mm
Width77.3 in
1963 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
Width with mirrors86.2 in
2189 mm
80.2 in
2037 mm
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Width with folded mirrors77.3 in
1963 mm
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Height56.5 in
1435 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
Wheelbase116.5 in
2960 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track65.4 in
1661 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
62.7 in
1592 mm
Rear track66.9 in
1699 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Clearance5.7 in
144 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
5.2 in
131 mm
Minimum clearance4.7 in
119 mm
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Maximum clearance6.4 in
163 mm
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Front headroom38.8 in
986 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom35.3 in
897 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room57.7 in
1466 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room55.0 in
1397 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room55.0 in
1397 mm
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Rear hip room54.7 in
1389 mm
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Front legroom42.7 in
1085 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
40.5 in
1028 mm
Rear legroom35.4 in
899 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Trunk volume744.7 l
26.30 ft3
0.74 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1645.2 l
58.10 ft3
1.65 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Secondary trunk volume150.1 l
5.30 ft3
0.15 m3
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Curb weight4629.71 lb
2100 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
2843.96 lb
1290 kg
Payload1080.27 lb
490 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
970.03 lb
440 kg
GVWR5709.97 lb
2590 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
3814 lb
1730 kg
Drag coefficient0.24 Cd0.29 Cd0.3 Cd
Additional informationOptional rear-facing child seat available (seats up to two children)Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1270 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1695 kg
The 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

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerTeslaBMWBMW
Electric motor typeAC induction/asynchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRearRear
Voltage375 V--
Power270 kW
362.1 hp
367.1 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
Maximum power RPM6000 - 9500 rpm4800 rpm4800 rpm
Torque440 Nm
44.9 kgm
324.5 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM5800 rpm--
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modes-Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Additional information3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled with variable frequency drive
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed124.9 mph
201.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.70 s7.20 s6.90 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph5.40 s6.90 s-
Additional information-Eco Pro+ mode top speed - 90 km/h-

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 311.9 mi / 502.0 km
EPA: 265.0 mi / 426.5 km
NEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km
NEDC: 214.4 mi / 345.0 km
EPA: 152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP: 177.1 mi / 285.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 38 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CTY: 88 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 89 MPGe
EPA, HWY: 90 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 12.9 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 25 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 27 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 124 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 137 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classAA+A+

Steering

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

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle11.27 m
36.98 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.31 m
33.83 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.45--
Additional informationSteering ratio (overall ratio): 13:1--

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio9.739.6659.665

Suspension

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

Front suspensionIndependent
Double wishbone
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Smart Air Suspension (optional)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Smart Air Suspension (optional)
Multi-link
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional informationFront brakes: Aluminium 4 piston fixed calliper with 355 mm x 32 mm ventilated rotor
Rear brakes: Aluminium 4 piston fixed calliper with 365 mm x 28 mm ventilated rotor
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims8Jx19 ET40
8.5Jx21 ET40
8.5Jx21 ET40
5Jx19
5Jx20
5.5Jx19
5.5Jx20
6Jx20

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres245/35R21 96Y
245/45R19 98V
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
175/60R19
175/55R20
175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T

Battery

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

ManufacturerPanasonicSamsung SDISamsung SDI
ModelNCR18650A--
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity85 kWh22 kWh42.2 kWh
Number of cells710496-
Number of modules168-
Voltage346 V360 V353 V
Energy density225 Wh/kg--
Weight1330.05 lb
603.3 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature-30 °C
-22 °F
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Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °F
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Additional information-The net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
The net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system

Charging type

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

Charging typeNEMA 5-15, 1.44 kW
SAE J1772 Adapter, 5.76 kW
NEMA 14-50, 9.6 kW
Wall Connector, 11.5 kW
Supercharger, 120 kW
Household charging, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox, 7.4 kW
DC fast charging, 50 kW
Household 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

Onboard charger/Charging port

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

Onboard charger/Charging portOnboard charger, Tesla, 10 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 11 kW
Twin chargers, Tesla, 20 kW
Twin chargers, Type 2, 22 kW
-Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeSupercharger, 0:34
Wall Connector, 4:15
SAE J1772 Adapter, 4:26-15:27
Wall Connector, 8:30
NEMA 14-50, 8:51
NEMA 5-15, 59:02
DC fast charging, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57
DC 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

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAutomatic keyless entry (O)
Center armrest with two cup holders (S)
Chrome visual cues on the left, right and and rear center bumper (O)
Front air intakes (O)
Front sun visors with mirrors (S)
Fully trimmed frunk and rear cargo area with keyless open (S)
Glove compartment (S)
Keyless entry (S)
Micro-filter ventilation system with replaceable filters (S)
Open center console storage area (S)
Parcel shelf (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Crash sensor for high voltage disconnect (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat sensors (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Driver seat position sensor (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
Forward looking radar in the lower front grille (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (O)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Interior, emergency manual release mechanism for all doors, frunk and rear cargo area (S)
Lane depart sensors (O)
Looking forward camera in the top centre of the windshield (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Speed assist (O)
Three second row LATCH attchments (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
Ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers (O)
12V power outlet (S)
17-inch capacitive touchscreen (S)
AM/FM/HD radio (S)
Amplifier (O)
Bluetooth (S)
Cruise control (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
High-definition back-up camera (O)
Homelink for garage door opening (O)
Satellite radio (O)
7 x speakers, 200-watt stereo system (S)
12 x speakers, 580-watt Dolby Pro Logic IIx 7.1 surround sound (O)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Streaming audio (S)
Turn by turn navigation with 7 years of free map updates (O)
Wi-Fi ready (S)
Wireless connectivity (capability) (O)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback (S)
Built-in rear-facing child seats (O)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Heated eight-way power front seats with four-way power lumbar (S)
3-spoke multi-function steering wheel with tactile controls (S)
All-glass panoramic roof (O)
Auto present door handles (O)
Black or body coloured aluminum roof (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Frameless, tempered safety glass front windows (S)
Lighted door handles (O)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power rear liftgate (O)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto-dimming mirrors (O)
Manual-folding side mirrors (S)
Automatic high-beam control (O)
Bi-functional automatic halogen headlights (S)
Bi-functional high intensity Xenon headlamps (O)
Convenience lighting (O)
Fascia-mounted rear reflex reflectors (S)
Feature backlit, turn side-repeator lamps (S)
Front LED map lights (S)
High-mounted LED stop lamp (S)
LED cornerning lights (O)
LED daytime running lights (O)
LED front and rear side-marker lights (S)
LED front fog lamps (O)
LED rear taillights (S)
Liftgate mounted LED tail and LED back up lamps (S)
Park lights (S)
Premium Interior LED Lighting (O)
Steering-activated LED cornering lights (O)
Cloth and synthetic leather materials (S)
Gloss wood trim (O)
Lacewood trim (O)
Matte Obeche wood trim (O)
Nappa leather on armrests and door panels (O)
Piano black decor accents (S)
Rear cupholders (S)
Adaptive Cruise/Speed Control (O)
Brake Assist System (S)
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)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Parking distance sensors (O)
Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar (S)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Rear camera and radar (O)
Service Interval Indicator (S)
Standard Cruise/Speed Control (S)
Theft Deterrent System (S)
12V power outlet (S)
200GB internal HD (O)
AM/FM Radio, Digital Radio (S)
Bluetooth (S)
BMW Apps (O)
BMW ConnectedDrive (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
Garage Door Opener (S)
Internal HD (S)
Keyless entry (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Multi-funciton touchscreen (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)
Telematics (S)
Trip computer (S)
Voice-activating system (O)
Wide Screen Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Power Locks (S)
Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key) (S)
Power windows (S)
Remote Trunk/Hatch Release (S)
Sunroof (S)
Tinted glass windows (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Automatic rear-view mirror (S)
Body-color driver and passenger power side mirrors with turn signals (S)
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror (S)
Memory adjustment (S)
Headlight Control (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Leather (S)
Leather and wool cloth (S)
Sensatec and sustainable cloth (S)
Rear 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)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information--The 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.
 2014 Tesla Model S 85 RWD2014 BMW i3 22 kWh2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh