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BMW i4 vs. Tesla Model 3

When we compare the BMW i4 to the Tesla Model 3, the BMW i4 has the advantage in the area of base engine power. The Tesla Model 3 has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the BMW i4 versus the Tesla Model 3, the two cars are fairly comparable.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW i4’s base engine makes 281 horsepower, and the Tesla Model 3 base engine makes 201 horsepower.

Passenger Space Comparison

front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The BMW i4 has the advantage in the area of rear shoulder room.

Safety Ratings Comparison

The Tesla Model 3 has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Tesla Model 3 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

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Used Asking Price:

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5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$42,090 - $69,149

Used Asking Price:

$38,400 - $57,997

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48.2%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

Not available

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.7 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

9.0 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

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Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Tesla Model 3 is widely regarded as the best electric sedan in the world. The Model 3 is also the top-selling EV in the US market by a wide margin. This compact/midsize sedan offers a thrilling driving experience and advanced technology.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Excellent range
  • AWD available
  • Attractive styling
  • Amazing performance with Performance trim

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • Pricier than its reputation (mid-$50Ks is the typical price point)
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Interior design and materials don’t match premium pricing

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

M50 Gran Coupe, eDrive35 Gran Coupe, eDrive40 Gran Coupe

Trim Levels

Base, Long Range, Performance

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years / 120000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

281 hp

Torque:

295 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.062 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

201 hp

Torque:

258 foot-lbs

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

MPGe:

Not yet available

Range (city/hwy):

256 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Not yet available

Battery Size/Capacity :

70.2 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

MPGe:

127 / 126 / 127

Range (city/hwy):

267 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

60 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

10 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.2 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.5 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.2 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Cargo Space:

10 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

90.0 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

40.3 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.7 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.2 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

54 inches

Cargo Space:

22.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

97.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4553 lbs

Width:

81.6 inches

Height:

57 inches

Length:

188.5 inches

Wheelbase:

112.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.9 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3880 lbs

Width:

82.2 inches

Height:

56.8 inches

Length:

184.8 inches

Wheelbase:

113.2 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/50R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

235/45R18