Comparison between:
- 2018 BMW i3 33 kWh
- 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2018 BMW i3 33 kWh2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
2018 BMW i3 33 kWh2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
Trim33 kWhSE
Model year20182017
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
Price-USD 30,495 (USA, Jul 2019)

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 colorsProtonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Interior colorsAtelier European DarkTitan Black
Shetland Beige
Number of doors54
Number of seats45
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors-79.8 in
2027 mm
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
58.3 in
1482 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
103.5 in
2629 mm
Front track-60.4 in
1533 mm
Rear track-59.2 in
1503 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
5.6 in
143 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
40.1 in
1018 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
38.1 in
967 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
Front hip room-57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear hip room-56.7 in
1440 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1028 mm
41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
Curb weight2744.76 lb
1245 kg
3560.47 lb
1615 kg
Payload936.96 lb
425 kg
892.87 lb
405 kg
GVWR3681.72 lb
1670 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.27 Cd
Additional informationThe height includes roof fin
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1320 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1745 kg
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Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWVolkswagen
Model-EEM 100
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFront
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm3300 - 12000 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional information-Three levels of regenerative braking
Eco mode power - 70 kW
Eco mode torque - 233 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 211 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.30 s9.60 s
Additional information-Eco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 13 s
Eco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco+ mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 19 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 114.0 mi / 183.5 km
WLTP: 158.4 mi / 255.0 km
NEDC: 186.4 mi / 300.0 km
EPA: 125.0 mi / 201.2 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 106 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 118 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 129 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
NEDC, CMB: 13.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 111 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 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
10.9 m
35.76 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.76

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 ratio9.6653.61
Additional information-Gearbox model - EQ 270

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
MacPherson strut
Independent
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)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscs
Additional information-Front discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
6.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/60R19 84Q
175/50R20
205/55R16 91H

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDISamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity33.2 kWh35.8 kWh
Number of cells96264
Number of modules827
Voltage353 V323 V
Weight-701.07 lb
318 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationPassive cooling
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 27.2 kWh
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
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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
Standard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS 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, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 7.2 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
CCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:34
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:43
Wall box 7.2 kW, 4:55
Wall box 3.6 kW, 9:50
Standard wall socket 230V, 15:24
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 29:30

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)
Adjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Cruise Control (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
LATCH (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
8-inch Composition Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Keyless entry with push-button start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (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.The model was available in the US in the late fall of 2017.
 2018 BMW i3 33 kWh2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE