Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh
- 2020 Renault Zoe R135
- 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2020 Renault Zoe R1352019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Series-ZE50-
2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2020 Renault Zoe R1352019 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Trim42 kWhR135-
Model year201920202019
MarketNorth America, EuropeEuropeNorth America
PriceUSD 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)
-USD 37,495 (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
-Steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Celadon Blue
Flame Red
Quartz White
Diamond Black
Highland Grey
Glacier White
Titanium Grey
Aconite
Zircon Blue
Quartz White
Cajun Red Tintcoat
Kinetic Blue Metallic
Mosaic Black Metallic
Nightfall Grey Metallic
Summit White
Silver Ice Metallic
Green Mist Metallic
Slate Gray Metallic
Shock
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Black
Grey
Dark Galvanized with Sky Cool Gray accents
Dark Galvanized Grey
Light Ash Gray seats with Ceramic White accents
Number of doors5-5
Number of seats455
Length157.7 in
4006 mm
-164.0 in
4166 mm
Width70.5 in
1791 mm
-69.5 in
1765 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
-62.8 in
1594 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
-102.4 in
2601 mm
Front track62.7 in
1592 mm
-59.1 in
1501 mm
Rear track62.1 in
1578 mm
-59.1 in
1501 mm
Clearance5.2 in
131 mm
-6.0 in
152 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
-39.7 in
1008 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
-37.9 in
963 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
-54.6 in
1387 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
-52.8 in
1341 mm
Front hip room--51.6 in
1311 mm
Rear hip room--50.8 in
1290 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1028 mm
-41.6 in
1057 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
-36.5 in
927 mm
Passenger volume--2673.0 l
94.40 ft3
2.67 m3
Total volume--3152.0 l
111.31 ft3
3.15 m3
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
-479.0 l
16.92 ft3
0.48 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
-1603.0 l
56.61 ft3
1.60 m3
Curb weight2843.96 lb
1290 kg
-3582.51 lb
1625 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
-930.35 lb
422 kg
GVWR3814 lb
1730 kg
-4512.86 lb
2047 kg
Drag coefficient0.3 Cd-0.308 Cd
Additional informationThe 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
-Overhang front / rear - 836 mm / 730 mm

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWRenault-
Model-R135-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFrontFront
Power135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm4200 - 11163 rpm-
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
245 Nm
25.0 kgm
180.7 ft-lb
360 Nm
36.7 kgm
265.5 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM-1500 - 3600 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Eco
Normal
B-mode
D-mode
Normal
Sport
Drive
Low

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
87.0 mph
140.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h6.90 s9.90 s-
Acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h--4.50 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph--6.90 s

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 214.4 mi / 345.0 km
EPA: 152.9 mi / 246.0 km
WLTP: 177.1 mi / 285.0 km
WLTP: 245.4 mi / 395.0 kmEPA: 238.0 mi / 383.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyEPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.6 kWh/100 km
-EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 110 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+--

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 circle10.31 m
33.83 ft
-10.8 m
35.43 ft
Lock-to-lock turns--2.91

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 ratio9.665-7.05

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsDiscsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscsDiscs
Additional information--Front brake rotor diameter: 276 mm / 11 in
Rear brake rotor diamete: 264 mm / 10 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5.5Jx20
6Jx20
-6.5Jx17
6.5Jx17

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T
-205/55R16
215/50R17 H

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDIRenault and LG ChemLG Chem
Model-Z.E. 50-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh52 kWh60 kWh
Number of cells-192288
Number of modules-1210
Voltage353 V400 V350 V
Energy density--230 Wh/kg
Weight-718.71 lb
326 kg
961.22 lb
436 kg
Volume--285.0 l
10.06 ft3
0.28 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationAir convectionWater-based coolant circulation
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
The above-mentioned capacity is the usable one.
Heat pump
With active thermal conditioning
Cell height - 3.9 in
Cell width - 13.1 in
96s3p format

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
Wallbox 3.7 kW, 3.7 kW
Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7.4 kW
Wallbox 11 kW, 11 kW
Wallbox 22 kW, 22 kW
DC charging, 50 kW
Household charging, 1.44 kW
Wallbox 3.84 kW, 3.84 kW
Wallbox 7.68 kW, 7.68 kW
DC fast charging, 80 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 CCS2, 22 kWOptional onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 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
DC charging, 0:50-1:03
Wallbox 22 kW, 2:22
Wallbox 11 kW, 4:44
Wallbox 7.4 kW, 7:02
Wallbox 3.7 kW, 14:04
DC fast charging, 0:36-0:45
Wallbox 7.68 kW, 8:20-9:30
Wallbox 3.84 kW, 15:38-19:00
Household charging, 41:40-50:00

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)
E-shifter (electronic gear lever) (S)
Auto-Hold assistance (S)
Automatic dimming of high beams (S)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Automatic parking brake (S)
Blind spot warning (S)
Front, rear and sides parking radar (S)
Hands-free parking (S)
Lane departure warning (S)
Lane keeping assist (S)
Overspeed prevention (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Recognition of traffic signals (S)
10-inch driver's display (S)
9.3-inch display with EASY LINK navigation (S)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support (S)
2 x front USB ports (S)
2 x rear USB ports (S)
Wireless induction charger for a smartphone (S)
Acoustic windshield (S)
LED DLRs (S)
LED fog lights (S)
LED headlamps (S)
LED interior lights (S)
LED taillights (S)
LED turn signals (S)
100% recycled fabric (carded yarn and PET) (S)
16-inch steel wheels and 205/55R16 all-season blackwall tires (O)
Aluminium sill plates (O)
Black grille (O)
Cargo cover (S)
Dark silver grille (O)
Incomplete vehicle designation (O)
Tailgate-mounted rear spoiler (S)
Two front cupholders (S)
Blind Spot Alert (O)
Drag control (S)
Driver and front passenger dual-stage frontal airbags, includes Passenger Sensing System (O)
Driver and front passenger knee airbags (O)
Dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger (S)
Electric Parking Brake (S)
Electronic brake force distribution (S)
Following Distance Indicator (O)
Forward Collision Alert (O)
Four-channel ABS (S)
Front Pedestrian Braking (O)
GM Electronic Precision Shift (EPS) shifter (S)
Head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (S)
Head-curtain side-impact and thorax side-impact seat-mounted for front outboard seating positions (O)
Knee for driver and front passenger (S)
Lane Departure Warning System (O)
Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning (O)
LATCH system (S)
Low Speed Forward Automatic Braking (O)
Overtaking Sensor (O)
Parking assist (S)
Parking Assistance (O)
Pedestrian Safety Signal (S)
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (O)
Rear doors child locks (S)
Side blind zone alert with lane change alert (S)
StabiliTrak (S)
Surround Vision (S)
Thorax side-impact seat-mounted for side-front outboard seating positions (S)
Thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-rear outboard seating positions (S)
Tire inflation kit (O)
Traction control system (S)
10.2-inch touchscreen with MyLink infotainment system (S)
12V power outlet (S)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support (S)
Bose premium 7-speaker system with subwoofer (O)
Driver Information Center with an 8-inch multi-color graphic display (S)
EV Navigation Mapping (S)
Keyless open and push-button start (S)
OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi for up to 7 devices (S)
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite radio (S)
6 x speakers (S)
2 x USB charging-only ports for rear passengers (O)
Wireless Charging for compatible smartphones (O)
6-way manual-adjustable driver and front passenger seats (S)
60/40 split folding for rear seats (S)
Front passenger seatback map pocket (O)
Heated front seats (O)
Heated outbound rear seats (S)
Rear armrest with two cupholders (S)
Automatic heated steering wheel (O)
Automatic heated steering wheel (O)
Leather-trimmed steering wheel (O)
Steering Wheel Adjustment (S)
Intermittent windshield and rear window wiper (S)
Power front windows (S)
Rear window electric defogger (S)
Automatic rearview mirror (O)
Digital rearview mirror using a rear-facing camera (O)
Heated side mirrors (S)
Power-adjustable manual-folding side mirrors (S)
Side mirrors with intergrated turn signals (S)
Sun visors with sliding vanity mirrors (S)
HID projector beam headlights (S)
Incandescent cargo lamp (S)
IntelliBeam headlamps (O)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED dome lights (S)
LED taillamps (S)
All-Weather Cargo Mat (O)
All-Weather Floor Mats, front and rear (O)
Deluxe cloth (S)
Perforated leather (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationThe 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.-Built on the GM BEV2 platform.
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