Comparison between:
- 2019 BMW i3 42 kWh
- 2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé

Brand, model, trim, price

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

2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé
2019 BMW i3 42 kWh2020 smart EQ fortwo coupé
Trim42 kWh-
Model year20192020
MarketNorth America, EuropeEurope
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)
GBP 21,195 (UK, Oct 2019)

Body style, dimensions, volumes, weights.

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

Body styleHatchbackHatchback
MaterialsCarbon fiber reinforced polymer
Aluminium
High-strength steel
Exterior colorsJucaro Beige Metallic
Capparis White
Fluid Black
Imperial Blue Metallic
Melbourne Red Metallic
Mineral Grey Metallic
White
Black
Carmine Red
Gold Beige
Lime Green
Cool Silver
Lava Orange
Midnight Blue
Moon White
Titania Grey
Graphite Grey
Interior colorsBlack
Dark Grey
Light Grey
Brown
Black
Black/Blue
Black/Grey
Number of doors52
Number of seats42
Length157.9 in
4011 mm
106.1 in
2695 mm
Width69.9 in
1775 mm
65.5 in
1663 mm
Width with mirrors80.3 in
2040 mm
74.5 in
1893 mm
Height62.9 in
1598 mm
61.2 in
1555 mm
Wheelbase101.2 in
2570 mm
73.7 in
1873 mm
Front track61.9 in
1572 mm
57.8 in
1469 mm
Rear track62.0 in
1575 mm
56.3 in
1430 mm
Clearance5.5 in
139 mm
4.4 in
113 mm
Front headroom39.6 in
1006 mm
-
Rear headroom37.2 in
945 mm
-
Front shoulder room53.6 in
1361 mm
-
Rear shoulder room49.2 in
1250 mm
-
Front legroom40.5 in
1029 mm
-
Rear legroom31.9 in
810 mm
-
Trunk volume260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
260.0 l
9.18 ft3
0.26 m3
Maximum trunk volume1100.0 l
38.85 ft3
1.10 m3
350.0 l
12.36 ft3
0.35 m3
Curb weight2965.22 lb
1345 kg
2392.02 lb
1085 kg
Payload970.03 lb
440 kg
496.04 lb
225 kg
GVWR3780.93 lb
1715 kg
2888.06 lb
1310 kg
Drag coefficient0.29 Cd-
Additional informationOverhang front / rear - 770 / 965 mm-

Electric motor

Information about the model's electric motor and its performance

ManufacturerBMW-
Electric motor typePermanent magnet synchronous-
Location of the motorRearRear
Power125 kW
167.6 hp
170.0 ps
60 kW
80.5 hp
81.6 ps
Maximum power RPM4800 rpm-
Torque250 Nm
25.5 kgm
184.4 ft-lb
160 Nm
16.3 kgm
118.0 ft-lb
Regenerative brakingYesYes
Driving modesEco
Eco+
Comfort
-
Additional information-Radar-based recuperation

Performance

Information about the top speed and acceleration of the model.

Top speed93.2 mph
150.0 km/h
80.8 mph
130.0 km/h
Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h7.20 s11.50 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
NEDC: 98.8 mi / 159.0 km
Real range: 69.0 mi / 111.0 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
WLTP, CMB: 17.6 kWh/100 km

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
6.95 m
22.80 ft

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 ratio9.665-
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
Shock absorbers
Coil springs (helical springs)
Anti-roll bar (stabilizer link / stabilizer bar)
Rear suspensionIndependent
Multi-link
Coil springs (helical springs)
Semi-independent
Torsion beam (twist beam / torsion bar)
Coil springs (helical springs)
Shock absorbers

Brakes

Information about the brake system used on this model.

Front brakesVentilated discsVentilated discs
Rear brakesVentilated discsDrums

Rims

Information about the rims available for this electric car.

Rims5Jx20
5Jx19
5.5Jx19
-

Tyres

Information about the tyres available for this electric vehicle.

Tyres155/70R19 84Q
155/60R20
175/50R20
165/65R15
185/60R15

Battery

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

ManufacturerSamsung SDIDeutsche Accumotive
Type of rechargeable batteryLithium-IonLithium-Ion
Battery capacity42.2 kWh17.6 kWh
Number of cells-96
Number of modules-3
Voltage352 V-
LocationUnder the floor, middleUnder the floor, middle
CoolingWater-based coolant circulationWater-based coolant circulation
Minimum ambient temperature--40 °C
-40 °F
Maximum ambient temperature-50 °C
122 °F
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
Beattery heater

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, 4.6 kW
Wallbox, 22 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 2 CCS2, 4.6 kW
Onboard charger, Type 2 CCS2, 22 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
Wallbox 22 kW, 0:48
Wallbox 4.6 kW, 3:50

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)
Centre console with drawer and double cup holder at front (S)
Gearshift lever knob in leather (chrome) (S)
Lockable glove compartment (S)
Storage compartment in doors, front (S)
Storage compartment in tailgate (S)
3-spoke, multi-function steering wheel in leather (S)
Acoustic presence indicator at speeds below 17 mph (S)
Active Brake Assist (S)
Anti-lock Braking System with electronic brake force distribution (S)
Breakdown kit with air compressor and sealant (S)
Central locking with radio remote control, visual locking-verification signal (S)
Crash sensor for activation of hazard warning lights (S)
Crosswind Assist (S)
Cruise control with limiter (S)
Electronic Stability Programme (S)
Front airbags for the driver and front passenger (S)
Hill Start Assist (S)
Immobilizer (S)
Knee airbag for the driver (S)
Lane Keeping Assist with acoustic and visual warning (S)
Seat belt reminder warning (S)
Three-point seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters (S)
Tridion safety cell (S)
Two pelvis/thorax bags in the backrests of the seats (S)
Tyre pressure monitoring system (S)
Window airbags (S)
12 volt socket with cover (S)
7-inch multi-touch infotainment display (O)
Dashboard Instrument panel (S)
Digital Radio (S)
Instrument cluster with a 3.5-inch TFT colour display (S)
MirrorLink (O)
smart Media-System (O)
Exterior temperature indicator with frost warning (S)
Pre-entry climate control (S)
Front passenger seat with through-loading function (fully folding backrest) (S)
Heated seats (O)
Heated multi-function steering wheel (O)
Height-adjustable steering column (O)
Comfort windscreen wipers with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/wash function (S)
Driver's door mirrors electrically adjustable and heated (S)
Electric windows with convenience feature and obstruction sensor (S)
Heated rear window (S)
Painted door handles (body colour) (S)
Rear window wiper with intermittent wiper control and automatic wipe/washfunction (S)
Solid roof with fabric lining in black (S)
Sun visors for driver and front passenger with vanity mirrors (S)
H4 halogen headlamps with integrated LED daytime driving lights (S)
Headlamp range adjustment, manual (S)
Reading light for driver and front passenger (S)
Third brake light featuring LED technology (S)
Fabric (S)
Leather (O)

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.-
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