Comparison between:
- 2017 BMW i3 33 kWh
- 2018 BMW i3s 33 kWh
- 2022 BMW iX xDrive40
- 2022 BMW i4 eDrive40

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 BMW i3s 33 kWh2022 BMW iX xDrive402022 BMW i4 eDrive40
2017 BMW i3 33 kWh2018 BMW i3s 33 kWh2022 BMW iX xDrive402022 BMW i4 eDrive40
Model alias--iX xDrive 40i4 eDrive 40
Trim33 kWh33 kWh--
Model year2017201820222022
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe, ChinaNorth America, Europe
Price--EUR 77,300 (DE, Jun 2021)
GBP 69,905 (UK, Jun 2021)
USD 55,400 (USA, Jun 2021)
GBP 51,905 (UK, Jun 2021)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackSport utility vehicle (SUV)Coupe
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Carbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Carbon fibre-reinforced plastic (CFRP)
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsProtonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Mineral Grey Metallic
Platinum Silver
Ionic Silver
Protonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Mineral Grey Metallic
Platinum Silver
Ionic Silver
Alpine White
Sapphire Black Metallic
Sophistogrey Metallic with Brilliant Effect
Phytonic Blue
Blue Ridge Mountain
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Interior colors-Atelier European DarkLoft Stonegrey
Atelier Mokka
Atelier Black
Suite Amido
Suite Castanea
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Number of doors5555
Number of seats4455
Length157.4 in
3999 mm
157.7 in
4006 mm
195.0 in
4953 mm
188.3 in
4783 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
77.4 in
1967 mm
72.9 in
1852 mm
Width with mirrors80.2 in
2037 mm
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Height62.1 in
1578 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
66.7 in
1695 mm
57.0 in
1448 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
118.1 in
3000 mm
112.4 in
2856 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
66.1 in
1679 mm
63.0 in
1601 mm
Rear track61.3 in
1557 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
67.3 in
1709 mm
64.2 in
1630 mm
Clearance5.5 in
140 mm
5.2 in
131 mm
8.0 in
202 mm
4.9 in
125 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
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Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
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Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
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Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
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Front legroom40.5 in
1028 mm
40.5 in
1028 mm
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Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
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Passenger volume2379.0 l
84.01 ft3
2.38 m3
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Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
500.0 l
17.66 ft3
0.50 m3
470.0 l
16.60 ft3
0.47 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1750.0 l
61.80 ft3
1.75 m3
1290.0 l
45.56 ft3
1.29 m3
Curb weight2744.76 lb
1245 kg
2788.85 lb
1265 kg
5379.28 lb
2440 kg
4684.82 lb
2125 kg
Payload936.96 lb
425 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
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GVWR3681.72 lb
1670 kg
3725.81 lb
1690 kg
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Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.32 Cd0.25 Cd0.24 Cd
Additional informationCurb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1320 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1745 kg
The height includes roof fin
Curb weight with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1340 kg
GVWR with a 75 kg passenger (EU norms) - 1765 kg
Maximum axle load from / rear - 1450 / 1690 kg
Maximum trailer load braked / unbraked - 2500 / 750 kg
Maximum roofload / towbar download - 75 / 100 kg
Angle of approach / departure = 18.8 / 20.7°
Breakover angle - 17.5°
Fording depth at 7 km/h - 379 mm
Weight distribution front / rear - 45.1 / 54.9 %
Maximum axle load from / rear - 1140 / 1550 kg
Maximum trailer load braked / unbraked - 1600 / 750 kg
Maximum roofload / towbar download - 75 / 75 kg

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMWBMWBMWBMW
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearRearRearRear
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
250 kW
335.3 hp
339.9 ps
250 kW
335.3 hp
339.9 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm4800 rpm-8000 - 17000 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
400 Nm
40.8 kgm
295.0 ft-lb
430 Nm
43.8 kgm
317.2 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
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Additional information--BMW 5th Gen eDrive technology
Total system power - 240 kW (326 hp)
Total system torque - 630 Nm
System power-to-weight ratio - 9.9 kg/kW
System power-to-weight ratio - 8.2 kg/kW
BMW 5th Gen eDrive technology

Second electric motor

Information about the model's second motor and its performance.

Manufacturer--BMW-
Motor type--Permanent magnet synchronous-
Location--Front-
Power--200 kW
268.2 hp
271.9 ps
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Torque--352 Nm
35.9 kgm
259.6 ft-lb
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Regenerative braking--Yes-

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
99.4 mph
160.0 km/h
124.3 mph
200.0 km/h
118.1 mph
190.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.30 s6.90 s6.10 s5.70 s

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: 174.0 mi / 280.0 km
EPA: 107.0 mi / 172.2 km
WLTP: 152.2 mi / 245.0 km
WLTP: 264.1 mi / 425.0 kmWLTP: 366.6 mi / 590.0 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
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 99 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 126 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 14.3 kWh/100 km
WLTP, CMB: 22.5 kWh/100 kmWLTP, CMB: 20 kWh/100 km

Energy class

Information about the energy class of the electric car.

Energy classA+A+A+A+

Steering

Information about the type of the steering mechanism of the model and related features.

Type of steering mechanismRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.31 m
33.83 ft
12.8 m
41.99 ft
12.5 m
41.01 ft
Additional information--Optional Integral Active Steering
Steering ratio - 16:1
Optional variable sport steering
Steering ratio - 15.5:1

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)All-wheel drive (AWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio9.6659.6658.7748.774
Axle ratio of the second electric motor.--11.115-

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)
Shock absorbers
Independent
Double wishbone
Optional air suspension with automatic self-levelling and electronically controlled dampers
Double-joint spring strut axle
Hydraulically damped torque strut bearing
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Independent
Five-link axle
Optional air suspension with automatic self-levelling and electronically controlled dampers
Five-link axle
Optional air suspension with automatic self-levelling

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Additional information--Front - four-piston fixed calipers
Front brake disk size - 348 x 30 mm
Rear - single-piston floating calipers
Rear brake disk size - 330 x 20 mm
Front - four-piston fixed calipers
Rear - single-piston floating calipers

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
5.5Jx20
6Jx20
8.5Jx207.5Jx17

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/60R20
155/70R19 84Q
175/50R20
175/60R19 84Q
175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T
235/60R20 108H255/55R17 101Y

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDISamsung SDICATL-
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity33.2 kWh33.2 kWh76.6 kWh83.9 kWh
Number of cells9696--
Number of modules88--
Voltage353 V353 V330.3 V398.5 V
Weight---1212.54 lb
550 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Additional informationThe net battery capacity is 27.2 kWh
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
The net battery capacity is 27.2 kWh
Estimated volumetric energy density - 449 Wh/L
Optional battery heating system
Net battery capacity - 71 kWhNet battery capacity - 80.9 kWh
Prismatic cells

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
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
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 150 kW
Wallbox, 11 kW
DC fast charging, 210 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 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.4 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 11 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 7.4 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 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, 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, 0:31
Wallbox 11 kW, 8:00
DC fast charging, 0:31
Wallbox 11 kW, 8:30

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)
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 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)
Sports Package (O)
Travel + Comfort System accessories (S)
Active Cruise Control with Stop&Go function (O)
ARB technology (bear-actuator wheel slip limitation) (S)
Automatic Brake System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC) (S)
Belt latch tensioner and force limiter on front seats (S)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) (S)
Crash sensors (S)
Drive-off Assistant (S)
Driver and front passenger front airbags (S)
Driver and front passenger side airbags (S)
Dry Braking function (S)
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) (S)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) (S)
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) (S)
Fading compensation (S)
Front and rear seats head airbargs (S)
Hill Descent Control (HDC) (S)
Parking Assistant including Active Park Distance Control and reversing camera (S)
Performance control (S)
Steering and Lane Control Assistant (O)
Three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats (S)
Trailer stability control (S)
Tyre pressure indicator (S)
12.3-inch information display (S)
14.9-inch control display (S)
BMW Live Cockpit Plus (S)
BMW Operating System 8 with navigation (S)
Automatic air conditioning with 2-zone control including rear vents (S)
Electrically adjustable front seats (S)
Panoramic sunroof (O)
LED headlights (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Leather (O)
Microfiber and wool / Sensatec (S)
ARB technology (bear-actuator wheel slip limitation) (S)
Automatic Brake System (ABS) (S)
Automatic Stability Control (ASC) (S)
Belt latch tensioner and force limiter on front seats (S)
Cornering Brake Control (CBC) (S)
Crash sensors (S)
Drive-off Assistant (S)
Driver and front passenger front airbags (S)
Driver and front passenger side airbags (S)
Dry Braking function (S)
Dynamic Brake Control (DBC) (S)
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) (S)
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) (S)
Fading compensation (S)
Front and rear seats head airbargs (S)
Hill Descent Control (HDC) (S)
Performance control (S)
Three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats (S)
Trailer stability control (S)
Tyre pressure indicator (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional information-The 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.--
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