Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
- 2016 FIAT 500e
- 2016 Volkswagen e-up!

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2016 FIAT 500e2016 Volkswagen e-up!
2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2016 FIAT 500e2016 Volkswagen e-up!
Trim42 kWh--
Model year201920162016
MarketNorth America, EuropeNorth AmericaEurope
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)
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Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
SteelSteel
Carbon-fiber
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
Gloss Black
Granite Crystal Metallic Clear Coat
Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat
White Pearl Tri-Coat
Electric Orange Pearl Tri-Coat
Light Blue Clear Coat
Dark Gray Clear Coat
Light Gray
Black
Pure White
Blue
Dark Blue
Dark Silver
Light Silver
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Black/Electric Orange
Steam/Electric Orange
Black
Number of doors544
Number of seats444
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
142.4 in
3617 mm
139.4 in
3540 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
64.1 in
1627 mm
64.8 in
1645 mm
Width with mirrors80.3 in
2040 mm
-75.2 in
1910 mm
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
60.1 in
1527 mm
58.7 in
1492 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
90.6 in
2300 mm
95.3 in
2421 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
55.4 in
1407 mm
56.2 in
1428 mm
Rear track62.0 in
1575 mm
55.0 in
1397 mm
56.1 in
1424 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
-5.3 in
135 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
38.9 in
989 mm
39.1 in
993 mm
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
35.6 in
903 mm
37.3 in
947 mm
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
49.4 in
1255 mm
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Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
46.4 in
1179 mm
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Front hip room-47.8 in
1215 mm
53.9 in
1369 mm
Rear hip room-42.6 in
1083 mm
54.6 in
1388 mm
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
40.7 in
1035 mm
39.7 in
1009 mm
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
27.6 in
702 mm
31.2 in
793 mm
Total volume-2027.5 l
71.60 ft3
2.03 m3
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Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
198.2 l
7.00 ft3
0.20 m3
250.0 l
8.83 ft3
0.25 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
-923.0 l
32.60 ft3
0.92 m3
Curb weight2965.22 lb
1345 kg
2987.26 lb
1355 kg
2511.07 lb
1139 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
-795.87 lb
361 kg
GVWR3780.93 lb
1715 kg
-3306.93 lb
1500 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd0.311 Cd0.308 Cd
Additional informationOverhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm-Curb weight with a 75 kg driver included - 1139 kg
Trunk volumes are measured according to VDA

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMW-Volkswagen
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronousPermanent magnet synchronous
Location of the motorRearFrontFront
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
83 kW
111.3 hp
112.8 ps
60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm-2800 - 12000 rpm
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
200 Nm
20.4 kgm
147.5 ft-lb
210 Nm
21.4 kgm
154.9 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
-Eco
Eco+
Normal
Additional information--Four levels of regenerative braking - D1
D2
D3 and B
D level means no regen is applied
Eco mode power - 50 kW
Eco mode torque - 167 Nm
Eco+ mode power - 40 kW
Eco+ mode torque - 133 Nm

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
85.1 mph
137.0 km/h
80.8 mph
130.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s-12.40 s
Additional information--Eco mode top speed - 115 km/h
Eco mode 0-100 km/h acceleration - 15 s
Eco+ mode top speed - 90 km/h

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: 83.9 mi / 135.0 kmNEDC: 99.4 mi / 160.0 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: 30 kWh/100 mi
EPA, HWY: 103 MPGe
EPA, CMB: 112 MPGe
EPA, CTY: 121 MPGe
NEDC, CMB: 11.7 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 pinionRack and pinion
Type of power steeringElectronicElectronicElectronic
Turning circle9.86 m
32.35 ft
9.54 m
31.30 ft
9.8 m
32.15 ft
Lock-to-lock turns-3-

Transmission

Information about the transmission of the model.

Type of transmissionAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gearAutomatic single-speed reduction gear
DrivetrainRear-wheel drive (RWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)Front-wheel drive (FWD)
Axle ratio9.6659.59-
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
MacPherson strut
Independent
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Touring-tuned suspension
Independent
MacPherson strut
Double wishbone
Shock absorbers
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers
Touring-tuned suspension
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discs-Drums
Additional information-Front rotor size and type - 284 x 22 mm
Rear rotor size and type - 251 x 11 mm
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Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
5.5Jx15-

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20
185/55R15155/55R15

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDI-Panasonic-Sanyo
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh24 kWh18.7 kWh
Number of cells-97204
Number of modules--17
Voltage352 V364 V374 V
Weight--507.06 lb
230 kg
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationAir convection
Water-based coolant circulation
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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
Passive and active cooling
Active heating
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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
Wallbox, 6.6 kW
DC charging, 40 kW
Household charging, 2.3 kW
Wallbox, 3.6 kW
Wallbox, 7.2 kW
DC fast charging, 40 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, 6.6 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 Charging, 0:36
Wallbox, 3:39
DC fast charging, 0:28
Wallbox 7.2 kW, 2:36
Wallbox 3.6 kW, 5:12
Household charging, 8:08

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)
Push-button e-shift with illuminated gear position indication (S)
Wheels with Black/Electric Orange accented inserts (O)
Advanced multi-stage driver and front-passenger air bags (S)
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) (S)
BeltAlert for front seats (S)
Brake Assist (S)
Brake/Park interlock (S)
Constant-force retractors (CFR) (S)
Driver and front-passenger seat-mounted side air bags (pelvic-thorax) (S)
Driver inflatable knee air bag (S)
e-Park prawl (S)
Electronic brake-force distribution (EBD) (S)
Electronic stability control (ESC) (S)
Front and rear side-curtain air bags (S)
Hill-start Assist (HSA) (S)
Intelligent battery sensor (IBS) (S)
LATCH (S)
Occupant restraint controller (ORC) (S)
ParkSense rear park assist system (S)
Pedestrian alert (S)
Reactive head restraints (front seats) (S)
Remote keyless/illuminated entry system (S)
Sentry Key engine immobilizer (S)
Three-point seat belts for all positions (S)
Tire pressure monitor system (S)
Traction control system (TCS) (S)
Vehicle theft security alarm (S)
12-volt power outlet (S)
7-inch TFT display (instrument cluster) (S)
AM/FM/CD/MP3/WMA Radio (S)
Auxiliary input jack (S)
Bluetooth (S)
Driver selectable Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC) with trip computer (S)
Key fob - remote keyless entry with folding shank (S)
6 x premium speakers and a 276W amplifier (S)
SiriusXM Radio (S)
TomTom Navigation (S)
Uconnect 5.0 with a 5-inch touch screen, voice commands, handsfree (S)
USB Port with iPod control (S)
Automatic temperature control with humidity sensor (S)
Cabin air filtration (S)
50/50 split/fold-down rear seat (S)
Driver's seat with manual height adjuster, easy entry and seatback memory (S)
Heated driver and front-passenger seats (O)
Leather wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls (S)
Steering column with manual tilt (S)
Front power windows with express one-touch down (S)
Front, parallel-action, variable-intermittent wipers (S)
Liftgate mounted spoiler, body color (S)
Rear, variable-intermittent wipers (S)
Rear-window defroster (S)
Sunroof - power with vent and one-touch express open (O)
Tinted glass (S)
Auto-dimming rearview mirror (S)
Electric Orange exterior mirrors (O)
Power adjustable, heated, with driver's side spotter mirror and manual foldaway (S)
Sun visors with vanity mirrors (S)
Bi-halogen projector headlamps (S)
Black accented headlamp, tail lamp and lower turn signal lamps (O)
Chrome lower turn signal lamps (S)
Chromed headlamp bezels (S)
Chromed tail lamp bezels (S)
Daytime-running lamps (DRL) (S)
Halogen fog lamps (S)
LED center high-mounted signal lamp (CHMSL) (S)
Fabric (S)
Leather (O)
Steam/Electric Orange interior colour (O)
Floor of the luggage compartment adjustable to two heights and removable (S)
City emergency braking (S)
Combined front and side curtain airbags (S)
Cruise control (S)
Eectronic stability control (S)
Front airbag for driver and front passenger (S)
Front airbags for driver and passenger (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Rear parking sensors (S)
Side airbags for driver and front passenger (S)
Tire pressure monitor (S)
5-inch touchscreen (S)
maps+more system with navigation, Bluetooth, multimedia (S)
RCD 215 radio, CD and MP3 player (S)
6 x speakers (S)
Volkswagen Car-Net with a 1-year subscription (S)
Climatronic (S)
Asymmetrically folding 2-seat rear bench (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Heated front seats (S)
Height-adjustable driving seat (S)
3-spoke leather steering wheel (S)
Power windows for driver and front passenger (S)
Tinted rear windows (S)
Power-adjustable side mirrors (S)
Automatic headlights (S)
LED daytime running lights (S)
Cloth (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.2013 - 2019 FIAT 500e is produced in Mexico (Toluca).
The 2016 Fiat 500e features an all-new 5.0 Uconnect system with 5-inch touchscreen radio and integrated voice command. Offers two new exterior colors and a Touring-tuned suspension.
Volkswagen e-Up! has been announced at IAA 2013 and has remained largely unchanged for model years 2014
2015
2016.
 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2016 FIAT 500e2016 Volkswagen e-up!