Comparison between:
- 2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Plus
- 2017 BMW i3 33 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Plus2017 BMW i3 33 kWh
SeriesID.-
2020 Volkswagen ID.3 1st Plus2017 BMW i3 33 kWh
Model aliasID3 1st-
TrimPlus33 kWh
Model year20202017
MarketEuropeNorth America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsWhite
Teal
Protonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Mineral Grey Metallic
Platinum Silver
Ionic Silver
Interior colorsWhite-Orange
Grey-Black
-
Number of doors55
Number of seats54
Length167.8 in
4261 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width71.2 in
1809 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors-80.2 in
2037 mm
Height61.1 in
1552 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase108.9 in
2765 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track-61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track-61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance-5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom-39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom-37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room-53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room-49.2 in
1250 mm
Front legroom-40.5 in
1028 mm
Rear legroom-31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume-2379.0 l
84.01 ft3
2.38 m3
Trunk volume385.0 l
13.60 ft3
0.39 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume-1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight3637.63 lb
1650 kg
2744.76 lb
1245 kg
Payload-936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR-3681.72 lb
1670 kg
Drag coefficient0.267 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional information-Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1320 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1745 kg

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenBMW
ModelAPP 310-
Electric motor typeBrushless DCPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRear
Power150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM-4800 rpm
Torque310 Nm
31.6 kgm
228.6 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Eco+
Comfort

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h-7.30 s

Driving range

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

Driving rangeWLTP: 261.0 mi / 420.0 kmNEDC: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 114.0 mi / 183.5 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiency-NEDC, CMB: 12.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 106 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 118 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 129 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 circle10.2 m
33.46 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft

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 ratio-9.665

Suspension

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

Front suspension-Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspension-Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakes-Ventilated discs
Rear brakes-Ventilated discs

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims-5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres215/50R19155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/50R20
175/60R19 84Q

Battery

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

Manufacturer-Samsung SDI
Type of rechargeable battery-Lithium-Ion
Battery capacity58 kWh33.2 kWh
Number of cells-96
Number of modules-8
Voltage-353 V
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
Cooling-Water-based coolant circulation
Additional informationVW explicitly states this is the net battery capacity
Estimated gross capacity - 62 kWh
The net battery capacity is 27.2 kWh
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 typeWallbox, 7.2 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC charging, 100 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 port-Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeDC charging, 0:28-0:30
Wallbox 11 kW, 5:17
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 8:04
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 featuresAdaptive Cruise Control (S)
Keyless Advanced locking and starting system (S)
Rearview camera system (S)
DAB+ digital radio (S)
Navigation system (S)
2 x USB-C ports on the center console (S)
Design seats (S)
Heated seats (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Tinted windows (S)
Ambient lights (S)
Brake lights (S)
Matrix LED headlights (S)
Matrix sidelights (S)
Turn indicators and tail light clusters (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)
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)
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)
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)
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