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BMW iX vs. Tesla Model S

When comparing the BMW iX to the Tesla Model S, The Tesla Model S has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW iX versus the Tesla Model S, the Tesla Model S is a better car than the BMW iX.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the BMW iX’s base engine makes 516 horsepower, and the Tesla Model S base engine makes 670 horsepower. The iX is rated to deliver an average of 86 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 324 miles. The Model S is rated to deliver an average of 124 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 405 miles. Both models use electricity. The charge time for the iX is 12 hours (240V), while the charge time for the Model S is 15 hours (240V).

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Pricing

New Asking Price:

$86,094 - $117,742

Used Asking Price:

$85,110 - $118,269

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

Not available

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

Not yet available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 25
1 / 11

Most Reliable Luxury Electric Cars

1 / 11
1 / 2

Luxury Electric Cars with Best Resale Value

2 / 11

Electric Cars with Best Resale Value

5 / 25

Summary Review

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Summary Review

Tesla’s Model S was the vehicle that proved beyond a doubt electric cars don’t need to be boring econoboxes with a short range. This is the industry’s most prolific large electric sedan, and is considered the flagship in the Tesla line.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • Unbeatable performance in top trims
  • Roomy, large sedan size
  • Appealing style, inside and out

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Trim Levels

M60, xDrive50

Trim Levels

Base, Plaid

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 / 150000 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):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

516 hp

Torque:

564 foot-lbs

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

0.091 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

670 hp

Torque:

Not yet available

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

0.147 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not applicable

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

MPGe:

86 / 87 / 86

Range (city/hwy):

324 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

105.2 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

12 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

MPGe:

124 / 115 / 120

Range (city/hwy):

405 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity:

100 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

15 hours (240V)

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

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:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

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:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

42 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.2 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

61.5 inches

Rear Head Room:

39.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

38.9 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Cargo Space:

35.5 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

77.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

28.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

Not applicable

Overall Interior Volume:

120.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

5659 lbs

Width:

87.8 inches

Height:

66.8 inches

Length:

195 inches

Wheelbase:

118.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

8.8 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4561 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

197.7 inches

Wheelbase:

116.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

5 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 8.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

235/60R20

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/45R19