Comparison between:
- 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
- 2016 BMW i3 22 kWh
- 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.

2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2016 BMW i3 22 kWh2017 BMW i3 33 kWh
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2016 BMW i3 22 kWh2017 BMW i3 33 kWh
TrimSE22 kWh33 kWh
Model year201620162017
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsDeep Black Pearl Metallic
Urano Gray Metallic
Night Blue Metallic
Reflex Silver Metallic
Limestone Grey
Pure White
Pacific Blue
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Solar Orange Metallic
Fluid Black
Mineral Gray
Platinum Silver
Protonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Mineral Grey Metallic
Platinum Silver
Ionic Silver
Interior colorsBlack
Beige
Carum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
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Number of doors455
Number of seats544
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
80.2 in
2037 mm
80.2 in
2037 mm
Height57.1 in
1450 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase103.6 in
2631 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track60.8 in
1544 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track59.5 in
1511 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance5.0 in
127 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom38.4 in
975 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
968 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
40.5 in
1028 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume2647.6 l
93.50 ft3
2.65 m3
-2379.0 l
84.01 ft3
2.38 m3
Total volume3293.2 l
116.30 ft3
3.29 m3
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Trunk volume645.6 l
22.80 ft3
0.65 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1492.3 l
52.70 ft3
1.49 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight3390.71 lb
1538 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
2744.76 lb
1245 kg
Payload930.35 lb
422 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR4321.06 lb
1960 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
3681.72 lb
1670 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.29 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional information-Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1270 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1695 kg
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

ManufacturerVolkswagenBMWBMW
ModelEEM 85--
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRearRear
Power85 kW
114.0 hp
115.6 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM3000 - 12000 rpm4800 rpm4800 rpm
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Additional informationFive levels of regenerative braking - D
D1
D2
D3
and B
Eco mode power and torque - 70 kW / 220 Nm
Eco+ mode power and torque - 55 kW / 175 Nm
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h10.40 s7.20 s7.30 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-6.90 s-
Additional informationEco mode top speed - 140 km/h
Eco mode acceleration 0-100 km/h - 13.1 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
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 rangeEPA: 83.0 mi / 133.6 kmNEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km
NEDC: 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 efficiencyEPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 105 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 116 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 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
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+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 circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
9.86 m
32.35 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 gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio3.619.6659.665
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270--

Suspension

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

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Telescopic shock absorbers
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 brakesDiscsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET465Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H155/70R19
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/60R19
175/55R20
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/50R20
175/60R19 84Q

Battery

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

ManufacturerPanasonic-SanyoSamsung SDISamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity24.2 kWh22 kWh33.2 kWh
Number of cells2649696
Number of modules2788
Voltage323 V360 V353 V
Energy density126 Wh/kg--
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
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 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 typeStandard 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
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, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.2 kW
-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 timeCCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:24
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:29
Wall box 7.2 kW, 3:11
Wall box 3.6 kW, 6:44-8:00
Standard wall socket 230V, 10:32-13:00
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 20:00
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 featuresAdjustable 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)
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 (S)
Keyless 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)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
8-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (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 reading lights (S)
Cloth (S)
Leather gear knob (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 (S)
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)
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)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-For MY2016 BMW i3 22 kWh is available in three new colours: Fluid Black - Mineral Gray - Platinum Silver replacing the Laurel Gray Metallic - Andesite Silver Metallic - Arravani Gray. All the rest remains the same as the previous model year. The 22 kWh variant of BMW i3 is discontinued in 2017.-
 2016 Volkswagen e-Golf SE2016 BMW i3 22 kWh2017 BMW i3 33 kWh