Comparison between:
- 2017 BMW i3 33 kWh
- 2018 Nissan Leaf S
- 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.

2017 BMW i3 33 kWh2018 Nissan Leaf S2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
Series-ZE1-
2017 BMW i3 33 kWh2018 Nissan Leaf S2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE
Trim33 kWhSSE
Model year201720182017
MarketNorth America, Europe-North 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 styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
SteelSteel
Exterior colorsProtonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Mineral Grey Metallic
Platinum Silver
Ionic Silver
Brilliant Silver
Gun Metallic
Jade Frost
Super Black
Scarlet Ember
Pearl White
Glacier White
Deep Blue Pearl
Pearl White-Super Black
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Interior colors-BlackTitan Black
Shetland Beige
Number of doors554
Number of seats455
Length157.4 in
3999 mm
176.4 in
4481 mm
168.1 in
4270 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
70.8 in
1798 mm
Width with mirrors80.2 in
2037 mm
-79.8 in
2027 mm
Height62.1 in
1578 mm
61.4 in
1560 mm
58.3 in
1482 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
106.3 in
2700 mm
103.5 in
2629 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
60.6 in
1539 mm
60.4 in
1533 mm
Rear track61.3 in
1557 mm
61.2 in
1555 mm
59.2 in
1503 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
5.9 in
150 mm
5.6 in
143 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
41.2 in
1047 mm
40.1 in
1018 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.3 in
948 mm
38.1 in
967 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
54.3 in
1379 mm
55.9 in
1420 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
52.5 in
1334 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
Front hip room-51.5 in
1308 mm
57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear hip room-50.0 in
1270 mm
56.7 in
1440 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1028 mm
42.1 in
1069 mm
41.2 in
1046 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
33.5 in
851 mm
35.6 in
904 mm
Passenger volume2379.0 l
84.01 ft3
2.38 m3
2617.0 l
92.42 ft3
2.62 m3
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Total volume-3285.0 l
116.01 ft3
3.29 m3
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Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
668.0 l
23.59 ft3
0.67 m3
341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
850.0 l
30.02 ft3
0.85 m3
1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
Curb weight2744.76 lb
1245 kg
3432.6 lb
1557 kg
3560.47 lb
1615 kg
Payload936.96 lb
425 kg
1020.74 lb
463 kg
892.87 lb
405 kg
GVWR3681.72 lb
1670 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
4453.34 lb
2020 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.28 Cd0.27 Cd
Additional informationCurb 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

ManufacturerBMWNissanVolkswagen
Model-EM57EEM 100
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFrontFront
Voltage-360 V-
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
110 kW
147.5 hp
149.6 ps
100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm3283 - 9795 rpm3300 - 12000 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
320 Nm
32.6 kgm
236.0 ft-lb
290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM-3283 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Eco
Normal
B-mode
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
89.5 mph
144.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.30 s7.90 s9.60 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-7.50 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
NEDC: 234.9 mi / 378.0 km
EPA: 151.0 mi / 243.0 km
WLTP: 167.8 mi / 270.0 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 efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 12.6 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 29 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 106 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 118 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 129 MPGe
NEDC, 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: 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+AA+

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 circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.6 m
34.78 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 gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio9.6658.19383.61
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
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
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)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
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 discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscsDiscs
Additional information-4-wheel power-assisted disc brakesFront 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 ET406.5Jx16 ET46

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/50R20
175/60R19 84Q
205/55R16 89H205/55R16 91H

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDIAESCSamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity33.2 kWh40 kWh35.8 kWh
Number of cells96192264
Number of modules82427
Voltage353 V360 V323 V
Energy density-224 Wh/kg-
Weight-668 lb
303 kg
701.07 lb
318 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationAir convection (passive)Passive cooling
Minimum ambient temperature--35 °C
-31 °F
-
Maximum ambient temperature-45 °C
113 °F
-
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 27.2 kWh
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
Stacked laminated LiMn2O4 with LiNiO2/Graphite
Battery heater
Auxiliary 12-volt lead-acid battery
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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
EVSE cable, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 6.6 kW
Portable cable, 7.4 kW
Fast charging station, 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 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 6.6 kW
Quick charge port, Type 4, 50 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
Fast charging station, 0:29-0:36
Wall box, 6:04-6:40
Portable cable, 6:04-6:40
EVSE cable, 17:24-26:00
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)
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)
Cargo 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)
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 information--The model was available in the US in the late fall of 2017.
 2017 BMW i3 33 kWh2018 Nissan Leaf S2017 Volkswagen e-Golf SE