Comparison between:
- 2018 Nissan Leaf S
- 2015 BMW i3 22 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2018 Nissan Leaf S2015 BMW i3 22 kWh
SeriesZE1-
2018 Nissan Leaf S2015 BMW i3 22 kWh
TrimS22 kWh
Model year20182015
Market-North America, Europe

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsBrilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Jade Frost
Super Black
Scarlet Ember
Pearl White
Glacier White
Deep Blue Pearl
Pearl White-Super Black
Ionic Silver Metallic
Capparis White
Laurel Gray Metallic
Andesite Silver Metallic
Solar Orange Metallic
Arravani Gray
Interior colorsBlackCarum Spice Gray (Mega and Giga World trims)
Cassia (Giga World trim)
Dalberghia Brown (Tera World trim)
Number of doors55
Number of seats54
Length176.4 in
4481 mm
157.4 in
3999 mm
Width70.5 in
1791 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors-80.2 in
2037 mm
Height61.4 in
1560 mm
62.1 in
1578 mm
Wheelbase106.3 in
2700 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track60.6 in
1539 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track61.2 in
1555 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance5.9 in
150 mm
5.5 in
140 mm
Front headroom41.2 in
1047 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.3 in
948 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room54.3 in
1379 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room52.5 in
1334 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room51.5 in
1308 mm
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Rear hip room50.0 in
1270 mm
-
Front legroom42.1 in
1069 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom33.5 in
851 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
-
Total volume3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
-
Trunk volume668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight3432.6 lb
1557 kg
2634.52 lb
1195 kg
Payload1020.74 lb
463 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR4453.34 lb
2020 kg
3571.49 lb
1620 kg
Drag coefficient0.28 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

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerNissanBMW
ModelEM57-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRear
Voltage360 V-
Power110 kW
147.5 hp
149.6 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM3283 - 9795 rpm4800 rpm
Torque320 Nm
32.6 kgm
236.0 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM3283 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Normal
B-mode
Comfort
Eco Pro
Eco Pro+

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed89.5 mph
144.0 km/h
77.7 mph
125.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.90 s7.20 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph7.50 s6.90 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: 234.9 mi / 378.0 km
EPA: 151.0 mi / 243.0 km
WLTP: 167.8 mi / 270.0 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 efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 17.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 19.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, HWY: 21.2 kWh/100 km
EPA, CTY: 27.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 30.7 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 34 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 19.4 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 classAA+

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 circle10.6 m
34.78 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
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio8.19389.665

Suspension

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

Front suspensionIndependent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionTorsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Multi-link
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDiscsVentilated discs
Additional information4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes-

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET405Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 89H155/70R19 84Q
155/70R19
155/60R20
175/60R19
175/55R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerAESCSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity40 kWh22 kWh
Number of cells19296
Number of modules248
Voltage360 V360 V
Energy density224 Wh/kg-
Weight668 lb
303 kg
449.74 lb
204 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingAir convection (passive)Water-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature-35 °C
-31 °F
-
Maximum ambient temperature45 °C
113 °F
-
Additional informationStacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
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 typeEVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 6.6 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Fast charging station, 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, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 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 timeFast charging station, 0:29-0:36
Wall box, 6:04-6:40
Portable cable, 6:04-6:40
EVSE cable, 17:24-26:00
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 featuresCargo area cover (O)
e-Pedal (S)
Tire repair kit (S)
3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) (S)
Brake Assist (S)
Child safety rear door locks (S)
Child seat upper tether anchor (S)
Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) (S)
Energy-absorbing front and rear bumpers (S)
Energy-absorbing steering column (S)
Front and rear assist grips (S)
Front and rear crumple zones (S)
Hill start assist (S)
LATCH (S)
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (S)
Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System (S)
Parking brake (manual, foot pedal) (S)
Pretensioners and load limiters on front belts (S)
RearView Monitor (S)
Side door guard beams (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Traction Control System (TCS) (S)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) (S)
Vehicle Security System (VSS) (S)
5-inch color LCD display (S)
AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Digital meter cluster (S)
Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant (S)
Palm-shift drive selector (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio (S)
4 x Speakers (S)
Streaming audio via Bluetooth (S)
Trip computer (S)
USB port (S)
Automatic Temperature Control (S)
Rear HVAC ducts (O)
Heater, AC timer (S)
4-way manual front passenger seat (S)
6-way manual driver's seat (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Front heated seats (O)
3-spoke (S)
Audio, Bluetooth switches (S)
Cruise control switches (S)
Eco-mode switch (S)
Heated (S)
Nissan Intelligent Key (S)
Power door locks w/auto locking system (S)
Power windows (S)
Rear window defroster with timer (S)
Remote charge door release (S)
Variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Heated outside mirrors (O)
Power remote-controlled outside mirrors (S)
Automatic on/off headlights (S)
Halogen headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Bio suede PET material (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-What's new for 2015?
Heated front seats
satellite radio and DC fast charging are now standard.
 2018 Nissan Leaf S2015 BMW i3 22 kWh