Comparison between:
- 2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Life
- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Life2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
SeriesID.-
2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Life2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
Model aliasID.3 Life-
TrimPro Life42 kWh
Model year20212019
MarketEuropeNorth America, Europe
PriceEUR 372,655 (DE, Feb 2021)
GBP 31,670 (UK, Feb 2021)
USD 44,450 (USA, Jul 2019)
GBP 35,350 (UK, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,300 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 38,000 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,950 (FR, Jul 2019)
EUR 39,900 (ES, Jul 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsGlacier White
Silver Metallic
Manganese Grey Metallic
Penny Copper Metallic
Makena Turquoise Metallic
Stonewashed Blue Metallic
Scale Silver Metallic
Moonstone Grey
Jucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Interior colorsPlatinum Grey-Dusty Grey
Platinum Grey-Soul Black
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors55
Number of seats54
Length167.8 in
4261 mm
157.9 in
4011 mm
Width71.2 in
1809 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors-80.3 in
2040 mm
Height61.7 in
1568 mm
62.9 in
1598 mm
Wheelbase109.1 in
2770 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track60.9 in
1548 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track60.0 in
1525 mm
62.0 in
1575 mm
Clearance-5.5 in
139 mm
Front headroom40.3 in
1024 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom-37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room-53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room-49.2 in
1250 mm
Front legroom-40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom-31.9 in
810 mm
Trunk volume385.0 l
13.60 ft3
0.39 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1267.0 l
44.74 ft3
1.27 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight3979.34 lb
1805 kg
2965.22 lb
1345 kg
Payload1025.15 lb
465 kg
970.03 lb
440 kg
GVWR5004.49 lb
2270 kg
3780.93 lb
1715 kg
Drag coefficient0.267 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional informationPermissible load on the front axle - 1060 kg
Permissible load on the rear axle - 1260 kg
Overhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenBMW
ModelAPP 310-
Electric motor typeBrushless DCPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRear
Power107 kW
143.5 hp
145.5 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM-4800 rpm
Torque275 Nm
28.0 kgm
202.8 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Comfort
Sport
Eco
Eco+
Comfort

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h9.60 s7.20 s

Driving range

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

Driving rangeWLTP: 264.1 mi / 425.0 km
WLTP: 358.5 mi / 577.0 km
NEDC: 223.1 mi / 359.0 km
EPA: 153.0 mi / 246.2 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 14.5 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CMB: 15.4 kWh/100 km
NEDC, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+

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 circle10.2 m
33.46 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
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio-9.665
Additional information-Transmission type: GE1B

Suspension

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

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesDiscsVentilated discs
Rear brakesDrumsVentilated discs

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims7.5Jx185Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres215/55R18 T155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerLG ChemSamsung SDI
ModelLGX E78 (NCM712)-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity45 kWh42.2 kWh
Number of modules9-
Voltage408 V352 V
Energy density265 Wh/kg-
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Additional informationEstimated gross capacity - 62 kWhThe net battery capacity is 37.9 kWh
Uses 120 Ah square cells
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 typeWallbox, 11 kW
DC charging, 100 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 port-Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeDC charging 100 kW, 0:28-0:30
Wallbox 11 kW, 5:17
DC fast charging, 0:41
BMW i Wallbox 11 kW, 3:50
BMW i Wallbox 7.4 kW, 5:42
BMW i Wallbox 3.7 kW, 11:24
Household charging, 15:04

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAirbags for driver and front passenger (S)
Automatic Braking System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Distance Control with Stop & Go (S)
Crash warning system (S)
Driver drowsiness detection (S)
ECall emergency call system (S)
Electronic brake force distribution (S)
Electronic immobilizer (S)
Emergency Brake Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection (S)
First aid kit, warning triangle and safety vest (S)
Front head and side airbags with center airbag (S)
ISOFIX on outer rear seats and front passenger seat (S)
Lane Keep Assist (S)
Park Distance Control, rear radar (S)
Speed ‚Äč‚Äčlimiter (S)
Three-point automatic seat belts at the front with belt tensioners (S)
Tire control display (S)
Tool kit and tire mobility set: 12 volt compressor and tire sealant (S)
Traffic signs recognition (S)
10-inch multi-touch display (S)
5.3-inch insturment cluster (S)
App-Connect including App-Connect Wireless for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (S)
Bluetooth for mobiles and music streaming (S)
DAB+ digital radio (S)
Dicover Pro navigation system (S)
Inductive smartphone charging (S)
Intelligent Natural Voice control (S)
Keyless start system without safe securing (S)
4 x speaker audio system (S)
2 x USB Type-C ports at the front (S)
2 x USB Type-C ports at the rear (S)
Air Care Climatronic air conditioning system (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Armrests for front seats (S)
Centre console with illuminated storage compartment with roller blind, 2 cup holders (S)
Front seats with mechanical backrest angle adjustment and mechanical length adjustment (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Multifunction steering wheel in leather, heated, with touch controls (S)
Electronic windows lifters with pulse switching (S)
Fixed rear window with wipers with interval switching (S)
Front windscreen washer nozzles automatically heated (S)
Green thermal insulation glazing, sides and rear (S)
Heated and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors (S)
Intermittent wiper control (S)
Rain sensor (S)
Windshield wipe-wash system (S)
Aspherical exterior mirror on driver's side, convex on passenger's side (S)
Electrically adjustable and heated exterior mirrors (S)
Lighted mirrors on sun visors (S)
Passenger side mirror lowering (S)
Rearview mirror auto dimming (S)
Ambient lighting with logo projection (S)
LED headlights with automatic lighting control (S)
LED taillights (S)
Fragment fabric (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 rear park distance control (S)
Front and side airbags (S)
Front radar (S)
Full-length side curtain airbags (S)
Hill holder (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Low Tire Pressure Indicator (S)
Pasrking Assistance (O)
Passenger Assist Handles (S)
Pedestrian and collision warning (O)
Proactive driving assistant (O)
Rear camera and radar (S)
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 (S)
BMW Online with MyInfo (O)
Coming Home Device (S)
ConnectedDrive Services (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)
Wi-Fi hotspot (O)
Wireless charging pad (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)
Adaptive LED headlights with turn lights and high beam assist (O)
Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights with cornering lights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Alloy Look On Instrument Panel And Shift Knob (S)
Cargo Area Cover (S)
Cloth (S)
Dark Oak wood trim (O)
Electronic Brown Trim (S)
Eucalyptus wood trim (O)
Leather and cloth (S)
Mega Carum Spice Grey SensaTec with Brown Cloth highlights (S)
Tera Dark Truffle Vernasca Leather (S)
Titanium Look On Instrument Panel (S)
Wood/Woodgrain On Instrument Panel (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-BMW i3 interior worlds have different names and variants in different markets. In the US they are Deka World / Mega World / Giga World / Tera World. In the UK they are Atelier / Lodge / Loft / Suite.
 2021 Volkswagen ID.3 Pro Life2019 BMW i3 42 kWh