Comparison between:
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD
- 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S
- 2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle 42 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD2020 Porsche Taycan 4S2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle 42 kWh
2021 Tesla Model 3 Performance AWD2020 Porsche Taycan 4S2020 BMW i3s Edition RoadStyle 42 kWh
Model alias-4S 79 kWh-
TrimPerformance AWD4S42 kWh
Model year202120202020
MarketNorth America, Europe, ChinaNorth America, EuropeEurope
PriceUSD 54,990 (USA, Nov 2020)
EUR 58,490 (DE, Nov 2020)
CNY 419,800 (CN, Nov 2020)
USD 106,410 (USA, Oct 2019)
GBP 83,367 (UK, Oct 2019)
EUR 49,995 (NL, Oct 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleSedanSedanHatchback
MaterialsMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsSolid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
White
Black
Frozen Blue Metallic
Carrara White Metallic
Jet Black Metallic
Volcano Grey Metallic
Dolomite Silver Metallic
Gentian Blue Metallic
Mamba Green Metallic
Carmine Red
Fluid Black with E-Copper accents
Interior colorsBlack
Black and White
Black
Black-ChalkBeige
Black-Bordeaux Red
Graphite Blue
Black-Slate Grey
Basalt Black
Truffle Brown
Basalt Black-Atacama Beige
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors444
Number of seats544
Length184.8 in
4694 mm
195.4 in
4963 mm
158.1 in
4016 mm
Width72.8 in
1849 mm
-70.5 in
1791 mm
Width with mirrors82.2 in
2088 mm
84.4 in
2144 mm
80.3 in
2040 mm
Width with folded mirrors76.1 in
1933 mm
77.4 in
1966 mm
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Height56.8 in
1443 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
Wheelbase113.2 in
2875 mm
114.2 in
2900 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track62.2 in
1580 mm
67.3 in
1709 mm
62.7 in
1592 mm
Rear track62.2 in
1580 mm
66.7 in
1694 mm
62.4 in
1585 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
-5.2 in
132 mm
Front headroom40.3 in
1024 mm
-39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.7 in
958 mm
-37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room56.3 in
1430 mm
-53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room54.0 in
1372 mm
-49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room53.4 in
1356 mm
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Rear hip room52.4 in
1331 mm
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Front legroom42.7 in
1085 mm
-40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
894 mm
-39.1 in
993 mm
Passenger volume2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
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Trunk volume340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
407.0 l
14.37 ft3
0.41 m3
427.6 l
15.10 ft3
0.43 m3
Maximum trunk volume--1045.0 l
36.90 ft3
1.04 m3
Secondary trunk volume84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
81.0 l
2.86 ft3
0.08 m3
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Curb weight4100.6 lb
1860 kg
4717.89 lb
2140 kg
3040.17 lb
1379 kg
Payload972.24 lb
441 kg
1631.42 lb
740 kg
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GVWR5072.84 lb
2301 kg
6349.31 lb
2880 kg
3814 lb
1730 kg
Drag coefficient0.23 Cd0.22 Cd0.32 Cd
Additional information-Maximum permissible roof load - 75 kg
Frontal area - 2.33 m²
Cd x A - 0.513 m²
Approach/departure angles - 11.2 / 14.3 degrees
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Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerTeslaPorscheBMW
ModelL13--
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousAC synchronous
Location of the motorRearFrontRear
Voltage370 V--
Power211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
160 kW
214.6 hp
217.5 ps
135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
Maximum power RPM--4100 rpm
Torque-300 Nm
30.6 kgm
221.3 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYes-Yes
Driving modes-Normal
Sport
Range
Sport Plus
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Additional informationA permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive
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Second electric motor

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

ManufacturerTeslaPorsche-
Motor typeAC induction/asynchronousPermanent magnet synchronous-
LocationFrontRear-
Power147 kW
197.1 hp
199.9 ps
160 kW
214.6 hp
217.5 ps
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Torque-300 Nm
30.6 kgm
221.3 ft-lb
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Regenerative brakingYes--
Driving modes-Normal
Sport
Range
Sport Plus
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Additional features3-phase 4-pole AC induction motor with a copper rotor
Liquid cooled
with variable frequency drive
Overboost total maximum power with Launch Control - 390 kW
Overboost total maximum torque with Launch Control - 640 Nm
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed162.2 mph
261.0 km/h
155.3 mph
250.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h3.30 s4.10 s7.00 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph3.20 s3.80 s6.80 s
Additional information-Acceleration 0-99 mph (0-160 km/h) with Launch Control - 6.9 s
Acceleration 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) with Launch Control - 10.6 s
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Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 372.8 mi / 600.0 km
EPA: 315.0 mi / 507.0 km
WLTP: 352.3 mi / 567.0 km
WLTP: 252.9 mi / 407.0 km
WLTP: 290.0 mi / 466.7 km
EPA: 152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km
Real range: 161.6 mi / 260.0 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, HWY: 107 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 118 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 24.6 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CTY: 22.1 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CMB: 25.7 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+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 circle11.8 m
38.71 ft
11.2 m
36.75 ft
9.87 m
32.38 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.05--
Additional information-Also available with rear-axle steering (RAS) with power steering plus
Steering ratio - 15.5:1 (centre position) to 9.3:1
Steering ratio (RAS) - 14.2:1 (centre position) to 9.3:1
Turning circle (RAS) - 10.4 m
Steering ratio - 14:1

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gear-Automatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)All-wheel drive (AWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio9-9.665
Additional information-Front-axle - single-speed automatic transmission
Rear-axle - two-speed dog-ring automatic transmission
Electric all-wheel drive with adjustable momentum distribution
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Suspension

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

Front suspensionIndependent
Double wishbone
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Adaptive air suspension
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
Double wishbone
Air springs
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Adaptive air suspension
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
Multi-link
Air 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 informationRotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper
Red callipers
Front brakes diameter - 360 mm
Front brakes thickness - 36 mm
Rear brakes diameter - 358 mm
Rear brakes thickness - 28 mm
Grey cast iron rotors internally vented
6-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake callipers at the front
4-piston aluminium monobloc fixed brake callipers at the rear
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims9Jx20 ET348Jx19 ET50
10Jx19 ET47
5.5Jx20
6Jx20

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres-255/55R19 103Y
275/45R19 108Y
175/55R20
195/50R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerTesla and Panasonic, LG ChemLG ChemSamsung SDI
ModelNCR21700A--
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity79.5 kWh79.2 kWh42.2 kWh
Number of cells4416336-
Number of modules-28-
Voltage360 V800 V353 V
Energy density260 Wh/kg--
Weight1053.81 lb
478 kg
1221.36 lb
554 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
-35 °C
-31 °F
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Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °F
45 °C
113 °F
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Additional informationThe 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.
Usable capacity - 71 kWhThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Battery heating is included

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
AC charging, 11 kW
DC charging, 50 kW
DC charging, 225 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, 11.5 kWOnboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 11 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, 0:33
SAE J1772 Adapter, 4:12-13:59
Wall Connector, 7:00
NEMA 14-50, 8:23
NEMA 5-15, 55:55
DC charging at 225 kW, 0:17-0:21
DC charging at 50 kW, 1:16-1:35
AC charging at 11 kW, 7:12
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 featuresAir-filter (S)
Aluminium pedals (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Carbon fiber spoiler (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Lowered suspension (S)
Performance Brakes (S)
Track Mode (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)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (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)
Storage package (O)
3-point automatic seat belts with pre-tentioners (S)
Active bonnet system (S)
Auto hold function (S)
Brake pad wear indicator (S)
Collision and brake assist (S)
Cruise control including adaptive speed limiter (O)
Curtain airbags along entire roof frame and side windows from A-pillar to C-pillar (S)
Doors with integrated side impact protection (S)
Driver personalisation (S)
Electric parking brake (S)
Full-size airbags for driver and front passenger (S)
HoneLink (Garage Door Opener) (O)
Immobiliser with remote central locking, alarm system with radar-based interior surveillance (S)
Integrated Porsche 4D chassis control (S)
ISOFIX (S)
Keyless start (S)
Knee airbags for driver and front passenger (S)
Lane Keeping Assist including Traffic Sign Recognition (O)
Manual adjustment of seat belt height for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Multi-collision brake (S)
Night View Assist (O)
ParkAssist (front and rear) with visual and audible warning (O)
Porsche Intelligent Range Manager (S)
Porsche Recuperation Management (PRM) (S)
Porsche Stability Management (PSM) vehicle stability system with ABS (S)
Porsche Torque Vectoring Plus (PTV Plus) (S)
Porsche Traction Management (PTM) (S)
Porsche Vehicle Tracking System Plus (S)
Range Mode for the activation of efficiency-orientated settings (S)
Roll-over detection for activation of curtain airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners (S)
Seat belt warning system for all seats (S)
Side airbags in front (S)
Side airbags in rear compartment (O)
Sport Mode for the activation of dynamic performance settings including Launch Control (S)
Tyre pressure monitoring (TPM) (S)
10.9-inch curved display (S)
Centre Console with Direct Touch Control (S)
Digital radio (S)
Passenger display (O)
Porsche Communication Management for navigation, voice control, audio (S)
Porsche Connect with Apple CarPlay (S)
14 x speakers with BOSE Surround Sound System and 710 Watts output (O)
21 x speakers with Burmester 3D High-End Surround Sound System (O)
2 x USB-C charge ports and 12V electric socket in the rear (S)
2 x USB-C connectivity and charge ports and a 12V electric socket in the centre console (S)
Active carbon fine dust filter (S)
Advanced climate control (2-zone) (S)
Advanced climate control (4-zone) (O)
Ioniser (O)
Parking Pre-climatisation including pre-conditioning of the battery (S)
Thermally insulated glass all round (S)
Heat pump (S)
180way ekectric Adaptive Sports Seats with memory package (O)
60:40 rear bench split (S)
8-way electric seats (front) (S)
Comfort front seats (14-way electric) with memory package (O)
Integrated front headrests (S)
Rear seats with 2 seats in single-seat look (S)
Seat heating (front and rear) (O)
Seat heating (front) (O)
Seat massage function (front seats, with ventilation) (O)
Seat ventilation (front) (O)
Two integrated cupholders, front and rear (S)
Heated stearing wheel (O)
Auto-deploying door habdles (S)
Heated rear screen with auto-off function (S)
Panoramic roof, fixed glass (O)
Privacy glass (O)
Sun visors for driver and front passenger (S)
Thermally and noise insulated glass (O)
Windscreen wiper system including rain sensor and washer jets (S)
Automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors (O)
Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors, aspherical on driver's side (S)
4-point LED daytime running lights (S)
Automatic headlight activation including 'Welcome Home' lighting (S)
Illuminated vanity mirrors for driver and front passenger (S)
LED interior lighting concept (O)
LED Matrix headlights (O)
Light strip (S)
Porsche Dynamic Light System Plus (PDLS Plus) (S)
Third brake light (S)
Smooth finish leather (S)
Rear cupholders (S)
Alarm system class 3 (S)
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)
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)
Internal HD (S)
MP3 Player (O)
Navigation, Real-Time traffic information (S)
Remote Audio Controls (S)
Satellite radio, DAB tuner (S)
4 x sepakers, standard audio system (S)
12 x speakers, 360 watt, Harmon/Kardon Premium Sound (O)
Text To Speech / Speech To Text (O)
Climate control (S)
Remote control (S)
Heat pump (S)
Ventilation System (S)
Head Restraints (S)
Heated seats (S)
Isofix Preparation (S)
Leather-trimmed with satin silver trim, tilt telescoping (S)
Door Entry Light (S)
Extra tinted glass rear windows (S)
Heated washer (S)
Power Locks (S)
Rain and light sensor (S)
Zone-tinted windshield with wipers (S)
Auto-dimming interior and driver's side exterior mirror (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)
Ambiance LED lights in Light Orange or Cold White (S)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED lights in the trunk (S)
LED reading lamps in the front (S)
LED taillights (S)
Lighting in footwell, door handles (S)
Welcome LED lights in Light Blue (S)
Dalbergia Brown Natural Leather (S)
Dark Oak fine wood trim (S)
Headrests embroidered with special edition name (S)
Velour floor mats (S)
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