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2019 BMW i3
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2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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Overview

Engine
Electric
Engine
Electric
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 124 MPG
Hwy: 102 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 127 MPG
Hwy: 108 MPG
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
16.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
Electric
Electric
Horsepower
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
200 hp
Torque
184 lb-ft
266 lb-ft
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
N/A
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter
32.4 ft
35.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
19" x 5"
17" x TBD
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 5.5"
17" x TBD

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Compound Crank (Torsion Beam)

Tires

Front Tire
P155/70R19
P215/50R17
Rear Tire
P175/60R19
P215/50R17

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
113 MPG
118 MPG
City
124 MPG
127 MPG
Highway
102 MPG
108 MPG

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
158.3 in
164 in
Height
62.9 in
62.8 in
Max Width
69.9 in
69.5 in
Front Width
61.9 in
59.1 in
Rear Width
62 in
59.1 in
Wheelbase
101.2 in
102.4 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.5 in
41.6 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.6 in
39.7 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.6 in
54.6 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
51.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
31.9 in
36.5 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.9 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.2 in
52.8 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
50.8 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
2,972 lbs
3,563 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
16.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

Capparis White w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Fluid Black w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Jucaro Beige Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Deka Dark, Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Brown/Carum Spice, Natural Leather/Wool Cloth Upholstery
  • Mega Carum Spice Gray, Sensatec/Cloth Upholstery
  • Tera Dark Truffle, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Dark Galvanized/Sky Cool Gray, Deluxe cloth seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Not Available
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Navigation System
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Liftgate
Not Available
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Optional
Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Remote Engine Start
Not Available
Standard
Remote Trunk Release
Not Available
Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Standard
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Rear Parking Aid
Standard
Optional
Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Lane Keeping Assist
Not Available
Optional
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Not Available
Standard

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2020 Warranty Note