Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD
2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD
Model alias-Model 3 LR AWD
Trim42 kWhLong Range AWD
Model year20192021
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe, China
PriceUSD 44,450 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 35,350 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,300 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 38,000 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,950 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,900 (ES, Jul 2019)
USD 46,990 (USA, Nov 2020)
EUR 52,490 (DE, Nov 2020)
CNY 309,900 (CN, Nov 2020)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackSedan
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Mild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Solid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Black
Black and White
Number of doors54
Number of seats45
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
184.8 in
4694 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
72.8 in
1849 mm
Width with mirrors80.3 in
2040 mm
82.2 in
2088 mm
Width with folded mirrors-76.1 in
1933 mm
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
56.8 in
1443 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
113.2 in
2875 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Rear track62.0 in
1575 mm
62.2 in
1580 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
40.3 in
1024 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.7 in
958 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
56.3 in
1430 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
54.0 in
1372 mm
Front hip room-53.4 in
1356 mm
Rear hip room-52.4 in
1331 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
42.7 in
1085 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
35.2 in
894 mm
Passenger volume-2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
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Secondary trunk volume-84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
Curb weight2965.22 lb
1345 kg
4071.94 lb
1847 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
921.53 lb
418 kg
GVWR3780.93 lb
1715 kg
4993.47 lb
2265 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.23 Cd
Additional informationOverhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm-

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWTesla
Model-L13
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRear
Voltage-370 V
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
188 kW
252.1 hp
255.6 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm-
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
-
Additional information-A permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Manufacturer-Tesla
Motor type-AC induction/asynchronous
Location-Front
Power-147 kW
197.1 hp
199.9 ps
Regenerative braking-Yes
Additional features-3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled
with variable frequency drive

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
144.8 mph
233.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s4.40 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-4.20 s

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 223.1 mi / 359.0 km
EPA: 153.0 mi / 246.2 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km
NEDC: 415.1 mi / 668.0 km
EPA: 352.9 mi / 568.0 km
WLTP: 360.4 mi / 580.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 25 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 127 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 134 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 141 MPGe

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 circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
11.8 m
38.71 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.05

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio9.6659
Additional informationTransmission type: GE1B-

Suspension

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

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Independent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional information-Rotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
8.5Jx18 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20
235/45R18
235/40R19

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDITesla and Panasonic, LG Chem
Model-NCR21700A
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh79.5 kWh
Number of cells-4416
Voltage352 V360 V
Energy density-260 Wh/kg
Weight-1053.81 lb
478 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature--30 °C
-22 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-60 °C
140 °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
The battery is automatically cooled when at 48°C or above and heated when at -7.5°C or below.
Usable battery capacity around 75 kWh.

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
NEMA 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

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, Tesla, 11.5 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, 0:41
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:50
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 5:42
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 11:24
Household charging, 15:04
Supercharger, 0:33
SAE J1772 Adapter, 4:12-13:59
Wall Connector, 7:00
NEMA 14-50, 8:23
NEMA 5-15, 55:55

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 rear park distance control (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (S)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Pasrking Assistance (O)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (S)
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 (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
ConnectedDrive Services (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)
Wi-Fi hotspot (O)
Wireless charging pad (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)
Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist (O)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights with cornering lights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Cloth (S)
Dark Oak wood trim (O)
Electronic Brown Trim (S)
Eucalyptus wood trim (O)
Leather and cloth (S)
Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights (S)
Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather (S)
Titanium Look On Instrument Panel (S)
Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel (S)
Air-filter (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (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)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
In-car internet streaming music & media (S)
Internet browser (S)
Location aware automatic garage door opener (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Premium audio - 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and immersive sound (S)
Satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable front and rear heated seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Leatherette steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
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, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationBMW i3 interior worlds have different names and variants in different markets. In the US they are Deka World / Mega World / Giga World / Tera World. In the UK they are Atelier / Lodge / Loft / Suite.-
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