Comparison between:
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
- 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh
- 2016 BMW i3 22 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 Standard Range Plus RWD2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2016 BMW i3 22 kWh
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2016 BMW i3 22 kWh
Model aliasModel 3 SR Plus
Model 3 SR+
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TrimStandard Range Plus RWD42 kWh22 kWh
Model year202120192016
MarketEurope, China, AustraliaNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
PriceUSD 37,990 (USA, Nov 2020)
EUR 42,900 (DE, Nov 2020)
CNY 249,900 (CN, Nov 2020)
USD 47,650 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 37,840 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 45,950 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 41,600 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 43,550 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 43,650 (ES, Jul 2019)
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Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleSedanHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsSolid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Jucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Solar Orange Metallic
Fluid Black
Mineral Gray
Platinum Silver
Interior colorsBlack
Black and White
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Carum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Number of doors455
Number of seats544
Length184.8 in
4694 mm
157.7 in
4006 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width72.8 in
1849 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors82.2 in
2088 mm
-80.2 in
2037 mm
Width with folded mirrors76.1 in
1933 mm
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Height56.8 in
1443 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase113.2 in
2875 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track62.2 in
1580 mm
62.7 in
1592 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track62.2 in
1580 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
5.2 in
131 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom40.3 in
1024 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.7 in
958 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room56.3 in
1430 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room54.0 in
1372 mm
49.2 in
1250 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
1028 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
894 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
31.9 in
810 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
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume-1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Secondary trunk volume84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
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Curb weight3551.65 lb
1611 kg
2843.96 lb
1290 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
Payload989.88 lb
449 kg
970.03 lb
440 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR4541.52 lb
2060 kg
3814 lb
1730 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
Drag coefficient0.23 Cd0.3 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional information-The height includes roof fin
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1365 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1805 kg
Overhang front / rear - 714 / 722
Axle load distribution (%) front / rear - 47 / 53
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1270 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1695 kg

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerTeslaBMWBMW
ModelL13--
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRearRear
Voltage370 V--
Power211 kW
283.0 hp
286.9 ps
135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM-4800 rpm4800 rpm
Torque375 Nm
38.2 kgm
276.6 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+
Additional informationA permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.60 s6.90 s7.20 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph5.30 s-6.90 s
Additional information--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 rangeNEDC: 290.8 mi / 468.0 km
WLTP: 267.2 mi / 430.0 km
NEDC: 214.4 mi / 345.0 km
EPA: 152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP: 177.1 mi / 285.0 km
NEDC: 118.1 mi / 190.0 km
EPA: 80.8 mi / 130.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiency-EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
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

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
10.31 m
33.83 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.05--

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio99.6659.665

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

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims8.5Jx18 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40
5.5Jx20
6Jx20
5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres235/40R19
235/45R18
175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T
155/70R19
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/60R19
175/55R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerTesla and PanasonicSamsung SDISamsung SDI
ModelNCR21700A--
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity54 kWh42.2 kWh22 kWh
Number of cells2976-96
Number of modules4-8
Voltage360 V353 V360 V
Energy density144 Wh/kg--
Weight833.35 lb
378 kg
-449.74 lb
204 kg
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
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Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °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 - at least 50 kWh.
The 53.6 kWh total battery capacity is estimated.
2976 cells with 31 cells per brick.
A total of 4 modules - 2 with 23 bricks and 2 with 25 bricks.
The net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
The net battery capacity is 18.8 kWh
Battery warming system
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L

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
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
Household charging, 3.7 kW
BMW i Wallbox, 7.4 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 1 CCS1, 11 kW
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Charging time

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

Charging timeSupercharger, 0:30
SAE J1772 Adapter, 3:23-11:17
Wall Connector, 5:39
NEMA 14-50, 6:46
NEMA 5-15, 45:08
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
DC fast charging, 0:22
BMW i Wallbox, 2:59
Household charging, 5:57

Additional features

A list of standard and optional exterior and interior features of the model.

Additional featuresAir-filter (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)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
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)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (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 heated front 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)
Manually adjusted 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)
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)
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)
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)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-The i3s arrives with sports suspension (tighter springs and dampers along with a stabiliser on the front axle) and sports steering with a correspondingly adapted steering torque characteristic.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.
 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2016 BMW i3 22 kWh