Comparison between:
- 2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium
- 2018 BMW i3s 33 kWh

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2018 BMW i3s 33 kWh
2019 Volkswagen e-Golf SEL Premium2018 BMW i3s 33 kWh
TrimSEL Premium33 kWh
Model year20192018
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America, Europe
PriceUSD 38,895 (USA, Jul 2019)-

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsSteelCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Exterior colorsAtlantic Blue Metallic
Deep Black Pearl
Great Falls Green Metallic
Indium Grey Metallic
Pure White
Urano Grey
White Silver Metallic
Oryx White Pearl
Protonic Blue Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Mineral Grey Metallic
Platinum Silver
Ionic Silver
Interior colorsTitan Black
Shetland Beige
Atelier European Dark
Number of doors45
Number of seats54
Length168.1 in
4270 mm
157.7 in
4006 mm
Width70.8 in
1798 mm
70.5 in
1791 mm
Width with mirrors79.8 in
2027 mm
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Height58.3 in
1482 mm
62.6 in
1590 mm
Wheelbase103.5 in
2629 mm
101.2 in
2570 mm
Front track60.4 in
1533 mm
61.9 in
1572 mm
Rear track59.2 in
1503 mm
61.3 in
1557 mm
Clearance5.6 in
143 mm
5.2 in
131 mm
Front headroom40.1 in
1018 mm
39.6 in
1006 mm
Rear headroom38.1 in
967 mm
37.2 in
945 mm
Front shoulder room55.9 in
1420 mm
53.6 in
1361 mm
Rear shoulder room53.9 in
1369 mm
49.2 in
1250 mm
Front hip room57.8 in
1469 mm
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Rear hip room56.7 in
1440 mm
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Front legroom41.2 in
1046 mm
40.5 in
1028 mm
Rear legroom35.6 in
904 mm
31.9 in
810 mm
Trunk volume341.0 l
12.04 ft3
0.34 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1231.0 l
43.47 ft3
1.23 m3
1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
Curb weight3560.47 lb
1615 kg
2788.85 lb
1265 kg
Payload892.87 lb
405 kg
936.96 lb
425 kg
GVWR4453.34 lb
2020 kg
3725.81 lb
1690 kg
Drag coefficient0.27 Cd0.32 Cd
Additional information-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

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerVolkswagenBMW
ModelEEM 100-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorFrontRear
Power100 kW
134.1 hp
136.0 ps
135 kW
181.0 hp
183.5 ps
Maximum power RPM3300 - 12000 rpm4800 rpm
Torque290 Nm
29.6 kgm
213.9 ft-lb
270 Nm
27.5 kgm
199.1 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Normal
Eco
Eco+
Comfort
Sport
Additional informationThree levels of regenerative braking
Eco mode power - 70 kW
Eco mode torque - 233 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 211 Nm
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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
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h9.60 s6.90 s
Additional informationEco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 13 s
Eco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco+ mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 19 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h
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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: 123.0 mi / 197.9 km
Real range: 144.8 mi / 233.0 km
NEDC: 174.0 mi / 280.0 km
EPA: 107.0 mi / 172.2 km
WLTP: 152.2 mi / 245.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.8 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 104 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 113 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 122 MPGe
WLTP, CMB: 16 kWh/100 km
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

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 circle10.9 m
35.76 ft
10.31 m
33.83 ft
Lock-to-lock turns2.76-

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainFront-wheel drive (FWD)Rear-wheel drive (RWD)
Axle ratio3.619.665
Additional informationGearbox model - EQ 270-

Suspension

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

Front suspensionMacPherson strut
Independent
Coil springs (helical springs)
Telescopic shock absorbers
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Independent
MacPherson strut
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
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 brakesDiscsVentilated discs
Additional informationFront discs size - 11.3 x 1.0 in
Rear discs size - 10.7 x 0.4 in
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims6.5Jx16 ET465.5Jx20
6Jx20

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres205/55R16 91H175/55R20 89T
195/50R20 93T

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDISamsung SDI
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity35.8 kWh33.2 kWh
Number of cells26496
Number of modules278
Voltage323 V353 V
Weight701.07 lb
318 kg
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LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingPassive coolingWater-based coolant circulation
Additional information-The net battery capacity is 27.2 kWh
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 typeStandard wall socket, 1.2 kW
Standard wall socket, 2.3 kW
Wall box, 3.6 kW
Wall box, 7.2 kW
CCS fast charging, 40 kW
CCS 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

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, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2, 7.2 kW
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 timeCCS fast charging 50 kW, 0:34
CCS fast charging 40 kW, 0:43
Wall box 7.2 kW, 4:55
Wall box 3.6 kW, 9:50
Standard wall socket 230V, 15:24
Standard wall socket 110/120V, 29:30
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

Additional features

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

Additional featuresAdjustable cargo floor (S)
e-Golf front grille with blue accent (S)
Integrated rear spoiler (S)
3-point safety belts for all seating positions with pretensioners for driver and front passenger (S)
Active Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert (S)
Adaptive Cruise Control (S)
Anti-lock Braking System (S)
Anti-Slip Regulation (S)
Automatic Post-Collision Braking System (S)
Autonomous Emergency Braking (S)
Child safety locks on rear doors (S)
City Emergency Braking (S)
Cruise Control (S)
Driver alertness detection (S)
Driver and front passenger seat belt reminder (S)
Driver and passenger front and side thorax airbag supplemental restraint system (S)
Driver-only knee airbag (S)
Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution (S)
Electronic Differential Lock (S)
Electronic speed control (S)
Electronic Stability Control (S)
Engine Braking Assist (S)
Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist) (S)
Front airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Front and rear seats belt load limiters (S)
Hydraulic Brake Assist (S)
Immobilizer, anti-theft alarm, central locking (S)
Intelligent Crash Response System (S)
Isofix on rear seats (S)
Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) (S)
LATCH (S)
Maneuver Braking (S)
Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking (S)
Parking Steering Assistant (S)
Rearview camera (S)
Side chest airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Side chest airbags for rear seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for front seats (S)
Side curtain airbags for rear seats (S)
Side head airbags for dirver and passenger (S)
Speed assist (S)
Tire pressure monitoring system (S)
XDS (Cross Differential System) (S)
2 x 12V power outlets: 1 in front center console, 1 in cargo area (S)
9.2-inch Discover Media touchscreen sound system with proximity sensor (S)
Bluetooth with audio streaming for compatible devices (S)
Color multi-function trip computer (S)
Keyless entry with push-button start (S)
MIB II infotainment system (S)
MP3/WMA/FLAC-compatible CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control (S)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio with 3-month trial subscription (S)
8 x speakers (S)
USB port (S)
Volkswagen Car-Net Guide & Inform (S)
Volkswagen Digital Cockpit with 12.3-inch screen (S)
VW Car-Net connected services (S)
Climatronic automatic dual-zon A/C (S)
Parking heater/ventilation (S)
Energy-efficient auxilliary climate control heat pump (S)
6-way partial power-adjustable front seats (S)
60/40 folding rear seats (S)
Adjustable lumbar support for driver and front passenger seats (S)
Front comfort seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel (S)
Electrically heated windshield (S)
Heated front washer nozzles (S)
Power windows with one-touch up/down front and rear (S)
Rain-sensing windshield wipers (S)
Rear window wiper and washer system (S)
Power-folding and adjustable side mirrors with turning signal (S)
Self-dimming, frameless, interior rearview mirror (S)
Sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors (S)
Ambient lighting with illuminated footwell and doorsill scuff plates (S)
Automatic headlights with Coming/Leaving Home feature (S)
High Beam Control (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED headlights (S)
LED headlights with blue accents and low-speed corner-illuminating feature (S)
LED rear lights (S)
Leather gear knob (S)
V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces (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)

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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