Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh
- 2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh

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 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh
2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh
Model alias-e-Soul
Soul Electric
Trim42 kWh64 kWh
Model year20192020
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
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)
EUR 37,790 (DE, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,995 (NL, Jul 2019)
EUR 41,300 (ES, Jul 2019)
EUR 42,725 (ES, Jul 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackCrossover
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Gravity Grey with Platinum Gold
Cherry Black with Inferno Red
Neptune Blue with Cherry Black
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
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Number of doors55
Number of seats45
Length157.7 in
4006 mm
165.2 in
4195 mm
Width70.5 in
1791 mm
70.9 in
1800 mm
Height62.6 in
1590 mm
63.0 in
1600 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
102.4 in
2601 mm
Front track62.7 in
1592 mm
61.6 in
1565 mm
Rear track62.1 in
1578 mm
62.0 in
1575 mm
Clearance5.2 in
131 mm
6.1 in
155 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.9 in
1013 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
38.9 in
988 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
55.5 in
1410 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
54.7 in
1390 mm
Front hip room-53.5 in
1359 mm
Rear hip room-52.8 in
1341 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1028 mm
41.1 in
1044 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
36.5 in
927 mm
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
-
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
-
Curb weight2843.96 lb
1290 kg
3708.18 lb
1682 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
1097.9 lb
498 kg
GVWR3814 lb
1730 kg
4806.08 lb
2180 kg
Drag coefficient0.3 Cd0.35 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
Overhand front/rear - 866 mm (34.1 in.) / 729 mm (28.7 in. )
Approach / departure angle - 16.2 / 29.6 (degrees)
Min VDA trunk volume (rear seats up) - 315 l
Max VDA trunk volume (rear seats down) - 1339 l

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMW-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFront
Voltage-356 V
Power135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm3800 - 8000 rpm
Torque270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
395 Nm
40.3 kgm
291.3 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM-3600 rpm
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Additional information-Smart regenerative braking operated via paddle shifters.
Four regen braking levels (0 to 3).

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
103.8 mph
167.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h6.90 s7.60 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-7.30 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
EPA: 243.0 mi / 391.1 km
WLTP: 280.9 mi / 452.0 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: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 101 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 114 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 127 MPGe
WLTP, CTY: 10.9 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CMB: 15.7 kWh/100 km

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 pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronic
Turning circle10.31 m
33.83 ft
10.6 m
34.78 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.5
Additional information-Steering ratio - 12.8:1

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio9.6658.206

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscs
Additional information-Front brakes diameter - 12 in
Rear brakes diameter - 11.8 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5.5Jx20
6Jx20
7Jx17

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T
215/55R17

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDISK Innovation
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLi-Ion Polymer
Battery capacity42.2 kWh64 kWh
Voltage353 V356 V
Energy density-250 Wh/kg
Weight-1007.51 lb
457 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature--35 °C
-31 °F
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
Battery Ah - 180 Ah
Actual battery capacity is 67 kWh - 64 kWh is the usable capacity.
Nickel-cobalt-manganese cathode
Heat Pump HVAC system (inner condenser heating system) is optional

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
Trickle charging at home, 1.44 kW
Normal AC charging, 7.2 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 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 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 fast charging 100 kW, 0:31-0:39
DC fast charging 50 kW, 1:02-1:17
Normal AC charging, 8:54
Trickle charging at home, 44:27

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)
2- tier rear cargo floor (S)
Body color bumpers with gloss black accents (S)
Cargo net (O)
Cargo screen (S)
Charge port nozzle lock (S)
Crossbars (O)
Front center console with cup holders, armrest and storage box (S)
Heat Pump HVAC system (inner condenser heating system) (O)
High Voltage Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) Heater (S)
Luggage net hook (S)
Overhead console with sunglass holder (S)
Rear center arm rest with cup holder (S)
Roof rack ready (mounting points) (O)
Rotary dial transmission gear shift knob (S)
Unique "Eco Electric" hatch emblem (S)
Unique front grille insert (S)
Anti lock Brake System (ABS) (S)
Autonomous Emergency Brake (AEB) (S)
Blind Spot Collision Warning (BCW) (S)
Brake Assist System (BAS) (S)
Driver's side knee airbag (S)
Dual front advanced airbags (S)
Dual front seat mounted side airbags (S)
Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with auto hold (S)
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) (S)
Front and rear 3 point seat belts (S)
Front seat belt pretensioners (S)
Front seat belt reminder and buckle sensor (S)
Full length side curtain airbags (S)
Height adjustable front seat belt anchors (S)
Hill start Assist Control (HAC) (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Impact sensing auto door unlock (S)
Lane Departure Warning (LDW) (S)
Lane Keeping Assist (LKA) (S)
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) (S)
Parking Distance Warning Reverse (PDW R) (S)
Pedestrian Warning System (S)
Rear child safety door locks (S)
Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning (RCCW) (S)
Rear view camera with dynamic guidelines (S)
Rollover sensor (S)
Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go (S&G) (S)
Speed sensing auto door locks (S)
Tire Mobility Kit (TMK) (S)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) (S)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) (S)
1 rear USB port (S)
10.25" touchscreen color audio display unit with integrated rear view camera with parking guidance, (S)
12V power outlet (front) (S)
2 front USB ports (1 charging, 1 input) (S)
7" color LCD supervision meter cluster (S)
AM/FM/MP3 audio system (S)
Bluetooth wireless technology with voice recognition (S)
Charge status indicator, 3 level lights on instrument panel (S)
Climate and charging scheduling (S)
Digital clock (S)
Navigation system with EV charging stations (S)
Outside temperature display (S)
Smart Key with Push button start, Smart trunk and panic alarm (S)
8 x speaker surround sound Harman Kardon Premium Audio system with subwoofer and Clari Fi technology (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Trip computer (S)
UVO link infotainment System with smartphone integration (S)
Wireless phone charging (S)
Air conditioning with auto defog and cluster ionizer (S)
Driver only air condition function (S)
Rear heater ducts (under front seats) (S)
6-way manual adjustable driver's seat with 2-way height adjuster (S)
60/40 split folding rear seats (S)
8-way power adjustable driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar support and 2-way power height adjust (S)
Front and rear adjustable headrests (S)
Heated front seats (2-levels) (S)
Heated steering wheel (S)
Leather wrapped steering wheel (S)
Polyurethane wrapped steering wheel (S)
Steering wheel mounted audio control buttons (S)
Tilt and telescopic steering column (S)
Aero blade type windshield wipers (S)
Body color outside door handles (S)
Door scuff plate (S)
Door waistline and wheel arch molding (S)
Driver's one touch auto up/down and safety (S)
Front and rear door bottle holder (O)
Front passenger seatback pockets (S)
Front variable intermittent windshield wipers (S)
Matte silver inside door handles (S)
Passenger's one touch auto up/down and safety (S)
Power door locks with two turn entry system (S)
Power front/rear windows (S)
Privacy glass (rear door windows, rear quarter, back lite) (S)
Satin Chrome inside door handles (S)
Side sill and belt line molding (S)
Solar control glass (windshield with shade band, front door windows) (S)
Auto Dimming rear view mirror (S)
Body color outside mirrors with gloss black base (S)
Day and night rear view mirror (S)
Gloss black outside mirrors with gloss black base (S)
Outside mirrors with turn signal indicators (S)
Power adjustable heated outside mirrors (S)
Sunvisor vanity mirrors with covers, and sliding (S)
Cargo light (S)
Charge port light (S)
Fog lights (S)
Front overhead console room lamp (S)
Illuminated sunvisor (S)
LED Daytime Running Lights (DRL) (S)
LED fog lights (S)
LED headlights with auto light control, leveling and escort function (S)
LED High Mounted Stop Lamp (O)
LED High Mounted Stop Lamp (S)
LED positioning headlights (S)
LED turn signal lamps (S)
Rear LED combination lights (S)
Room lamp (S)
Leatherette upper console (S)
Sofino leather seat trim (S)
Woven and Tricot cloth seat trim (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.-
 2019 BMW i3s 42 kWh2020 KIA Soul EV 64 kWh