Comparison between:
- 2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD
- 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 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
Model aliasModel 3 SR Plus
Model 3 SR+
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TrimStandard Range Plus RWD42 kWh
Model year20212019
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
Price-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 styleSedanHatchback
MaterialsMild steel
High-strength steel
Ultra-high-strength steel
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsSolid Black
Midnight Silver Metallic
Red Multi-Coat
Pearl White Multi Coat
Deep Blue Metallic
Jucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Black and White
Black
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Number of doors45
Number of seats54
Length184.8 in
4694 mm
157.9 in
4011 mm
Width72.8 in
1849 mm
69.9 in
1775 mm
Width with mirrors82.2 in
2088 mm
80.3 in
2040 mm
Width with folded mirrors76.1 in
1933 mm
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Height56.8 in
1443 mm
62.9 in
1598 mm
Wheelbase113.2 in
2875 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track62.2 in
1580 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track62.2 in
1580 mm
62.0 in
1575 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
5.5 in
139 mm
Front headroom40.3 in
1024 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom37.7 in
958 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room56.3 in
1430 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room54.0 in
1372 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room53.4 in
1356 mm
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Rear hip room52.4 in
1331 mm
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Front legroom42.7 in
1085 mm
40.5 in
1029 mm
Rear legroom35.2 in
894 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Passenger volume2746.7 l
97.00 ft3
2.75 m3
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Trunk volume340.0 l
12.01 ft3
0.34 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume-1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Secondary trunk volume84.8 l
2.99 ft3
0.08 m3
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Curb weight3648.65 lb
1655 kg
2965.22 lb
1345 kg
Payload892.87 lb
405 kg
970.03 lb
440 kg
GVWR4541.52 lb
2060 kg
3780.93 lb
1715 kg
Drag coefficient0.23 Cd0.29 Cd
Additional information-Overhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerTeslaBMW
ModelDU Cat 1 3D1-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRear
Voltage350 V-
Power239 kW
320.5 hp
324.9 ps
125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
Maximum power RPM5525 rpm4800 rpm
Torque420 Nm
42.8 kgm
309.8 ft-lb
250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
Maximum torque RPM325 - 5200 rpm-
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modes-Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Additional informationAC permanent magnet synchronous reluctance motor
Liquid-cooled with variable frequency drive
A switch to hairpin windings on the motors - Drive Unit Cat 3 3D6
Mixed usage of old and new motors in 2021 with the same power - 3D1 and 3D6
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Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed139.8 mph
225.0 km/h
93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h5.60 s7.20 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph5.30 s-

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 290.8 mi / 468.0 km
EPA: 263.1 mi / 423.4 km
WLTP: 267.2 mi / 430.0 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 efficiencyEPA, CMB: 24 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 133 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 142 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 150 MPGe
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 circle11.6 m
38.06 ft
9.86 m
32.35 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2-

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 ratio99.665
Additional information-Transmission type: GE1B

Suspension

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

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

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional informationRotor diameter front / rear - 320 / 335 mm
Brake pad thickness front / rear - 10 / 9 mm
Electrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear calliper
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims8.5Jx18 ET40
8.5Jx19 ET40
5Jx19
5Jx20
5.5Jx19

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres235/40R19
235/45R18
155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/50R20

Battery

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

ManufacturerTesla and Panasonic, CATLSamsung SDI
ModelNCA, LFP-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity55.4 kWh42.2 kWh
Voltage-352 V
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulation
Heat pipe
AC refrigerant-based cooling system
Minimum ambient temperature-30 °C
-22 °F
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Maximum ambient temperature60 °C
140 °F
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Additional informationRight-hand drive models battery code - BT35 (Panasonic 2170C) with 52.4 kWh capacity
USA battery code - BT41 (Panasonic 2170L) with 55.4 kWh capacity
European battery code - BTF0 (CATL Prismatic LFP) and BT41 (Panasonic 2170L)
The 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 typeWall Connector, 11.5 kWHousehold 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 portOnboard charger, Tesla, 7.7 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW

Charging time

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

Charging timeWall Connector, 5:39DC 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 featuresAir-filter (S)
Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones (S)
Engine start button (S)
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection (S)
12V power outlet (S)
3-point front seats safety belts with pretentioners, load limiters, lap anchor pretensioners (S)
3-point second row safety belts for all seats (S)
360-degree parking camera (O)
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) (S)
Advanced side curtain air bags (S)
Anti-theft alarm and immobilizer system (S)
Automatic driving on city streets (O)
Automatic emergency braking (S)
Autopark - parallel and perendicular self-parking (O)
Blind spot sensor (S)
Collision warning system (S)
Driver and front passenger knee air bags (S)
Driver and front passenger seat side air bags (S)
Driver and passenger front air bags (S)
Electronic Brake Force Distribution (S)
3 x forward looking cameras (O)
Forward looking radar (O)
2 x forward looking side cameras (O)
Front and rear parking sensors (S)
Front passenger airbag occupancy sensor (S)
Front row acoustic safety belt warning (S)
High-Speed autosteer (O)
Integrated Advanced Stability Control (S)
Lane depart sensors (S)
Lane keeping with automatic steering (O)
Navigate on Autopilot (O)
Rear door child safety locks (S)
Rear seats head airbags (S)
1 x rearward looking camera (O)
2 x rearward looking side cameras (O)
Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs (O)
Rollover crash sensor (S)
Self-Driving Functionality (O)
Side cameras when in reverse (S)
Summon your car remotely (O)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
Traffic aware cruise control (TACC) (O)
12 x ultrasonic sensors (wider range) (O)
15.4 LCD touchscreen (S)
Automatic keyless entry (S)
Custom driver profiles (S)
Dual-front USB ports (S)
Flash memory storage (S)
Music and media over Bluetooth (S)
Standard maps and navigation (S)
Standard-definition back-up camera (S)
Upgraded audio-immersive sound (S)
Voice recognition system (S)
Wireless phone charger and USB Type-C in the rear (S)
Automatic dual-zone climate control (S)
Remote control air-conditioning (S)
Secondary ventilation controls (S)
Ventilation system (S)
12-way power adjustable heated front seats (S)
60/40 split-folding rear seats (S)
Child seat anchors (S)
Driver seat detection sensor for start-stop functionality (S)
Height adjustable front seatbelts (S)
Manually adjusted steering wheel (S)
Flush-mounted door handles (S)
Keyless NFC keycard (S)
Manual rear liftgate (S)
Metal interior door handles (S)
Power cargo access remote release (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down (S)
Rain-sensing, adjustable-speed windshield wipers (S)
Solar-absorbing, laminated safety glass rear window with defroster (S)
UV and infrared blocking safety glass windshield (S)
Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors (S)
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror (S)
Auto high-beam headlights (S)
Cargo area light (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED fog lamps (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED taillights (S)
Premium seat material and trim (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 informationMCU2
- Intel Atom A3950
- 14 nm
- 1.6 GHz quad-core CPU
- 4GB DDR4
- 64GB eMMC
- 187 GFlops processing power
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.
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