Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
- 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Trim42 kWh-
Model year20192017
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth America
PriceUSD 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)
USD 37,495 (USA, Sep 2016)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
Steel
Aluminium
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Arctic Blue Metallic
Cajun Red Tintcoat
Kinetic Blue Metallic
Mosaic Black Metallic
Nightfall Grey Metallic
Orange Burst Metallic
Summit White
Silver Ice Metallic
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Dark Galvanized with Sky Cool Gray accents
Dark Galvanized Grey
Light Ash Gray seats with Ceramic White accents
Number of doors55
Number of seats45
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
164.0 in
4166 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
69.5 in
1765 mm
Width with mirrors80.3 in
2040 mm
-
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
62.8 in
1594 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
102.4 in
2601 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
59.1 in
1501 mm
Rear track62.0 in
1575 mm
59.1 in
1501 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
6.0 in
152 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
39.7 in
1008 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
37.9 in
963 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
54.6 in
1387 mm
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
52.8 in
1341 mm
Front hip room-51.6 in
1311 mm
Rear hip room-50.8 in
1290 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
41.6 in
1057 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
36.5 in
927 mm
Passenger volume-2673.0 l
94.40 ft3
2.67 m3
Total volume-3152.0 l
111.31 ft3
3.15 m3
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
479.0 l
16.92 ft3
0.48 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
1603.0 l
56.61 ft3
1.60 m3
Curb weight2965.22 lb
1345 kg
3582.51 lb
1625 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
930.35 lb
422 kg
GVWR3780.93 lb
1715 kg
4512.86 lb
2047 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.308 Cd
Additional informationOverhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mmOverhang front / rear - 836 mm / 730 mm

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMW-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFront
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
150 kW
201.2 hp
203.9 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm-
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
360 Nm
36.7 kgm
265.5 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
Normal
Sport
Drive
Low

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
90.1 mph
145.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s-
Acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h-4.50 s
Acceleration from 0 to 60 mph-6.90 s

Driving range

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

Driving rangeNEDC: 223.1 mi / 359.0 km
EPA: 153.0 mi / 246.2 km
WLTP: 192.6 mi / 310.0 km
EPA: 238.0 mi / 383.0 km

Energy efficiency

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

Energy efficiencyNEDC, CMB: 13.1 kWh/100 km
EPA, CMB: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, CMB: 102 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 124 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 28 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 110 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 119 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 128 MPGe

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 circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
10.8 m
35.43 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-2.91

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 ratio9.6657.05
Additional informationTransmission type: GE1B-

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
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Shock absorbers
Semi-independent

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDiscs
Additional information-Front brake rotor diameter: 276 mm / 11 in
Rear brake rotor diamete: 264 mm / 10 in

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
6.5Jx17
6.5Jx17

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20
215/50R17 H

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDILG Chem
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh60 kWh
Number of cells-288
Number of modules-10
Voltage352 V350 V
Energy density-230 Wh/kg
Weight-961.22 lb
436 kg
Volume-285.0 l
10.06 ft3
0.28 m3
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
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
With active thermal conditioning
Cell height - 3.9 in
Cell width - 13.1 in
96s3p format

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, 1.44 kW
Wallbox 3.84 kW, 3.84 kW
Wallbox 7.68 kW, 7.68 kW
DC fast charging, 80 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
Optional onboard charger, Type 1 CCS1, 7.2 kW
Onboard charger, Type 1, 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, 0:41
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
DC fast charging, 0:36-0:45
Wallbox 7.68 kW, 8:20-9:30
Wallbox 3.84 kW, 15:38-19:00
Household charging, 41:40-50:00

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 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)
Cargo cover (S)
Dual-port grille (Dark Silver or Black) (S)
EV Navigation Mapping (S)
Tailgate-mounted rear spoiler (S)
Two front cupholders (S)
Blind Spot Alert (O)
Cross-Traffic Alert (O)
Drag control (S)
Dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger (S)
Electric Parking Brake (S)
Electronic brake force distribution (S)
Four-channel ABS (S)
GM Electronic Precision Shift (EPS) shifter (S)
Head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (S)
Knee for driver and front passenger (S)
Lane Departure Warning System (O)
LATCH system (S)
Overtaking Sensor (O)
Parking assist (S)
Parking Assistance (O)
Pedestrian Safety Signal (S)
Rear doors child locks (S)
Side blind zone alert with lane change alert (S)
StabiliTrak (S)
Surround Vision (O)
Thorax side-impact seat-mounted for side-front outboard seating positions (S)
Thorax side-impact seat-mounted, side-rear outboard seating positions (S)
Traction control system (S)
10.2-inch touchscreen with MyLink infotainment system (S)
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support (S)
Bose premium 7-speaker system (O)
Driver Information Center with an 8-inch multi-color graphic display (S)
Keyless open and push-button start (S)
OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi for up to 7 devices (S)
SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite radio (S)
2 x USB charging-only ports for rear passengers (S)
Wireless Charging for compatible smartphones (O)
60/40 split folding for rear seats (S)
Front passenger seatback map pocket (S)
Heated front seats (O)
Heated outbound rear seats (S)
Rear armrest with two cupholders (S)
Leather-trimmed steering wheel (O)
Manually heated steering wheel (O)
Steering Wheel Adjustment (S)
Intermittent windshield and rear window wiper (S)
Power front windows (S)
Rear window electric defogger (S)
Automatic rearview mirror (O)
Digital rearview mirror using a rear-facing camera (O)
Heated side mirrors (S)
Power-adjustable side mirrors (S)
Sun visors with sliding vanity mirrors (S)
HID projector beam headlights (S)
Incandescent cargo lamp (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
LED dome lights (S)
LED taillamps (S)
Deluxe cloth (S)
Perforated leather (S)

Additional information

Additional information about this electric vehicle.

Additional informationBMW 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.Built on the GM BEV2 platform.
 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV