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BMW i3
2021 BMW i3
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$48,300
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8.3
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2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV
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$31,000
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8.9
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2019 Chevrolet Volt
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Overview

Engine
39.5L Electric
Engine
Electric
Engine
1.5L Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 131 MPGE
Hwy: 109 MPGE
Fuel Economy
City: 43 MPG
Hwy: 42 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
2.3 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
8.9 gallons
Range
N/A
Range
N/A
Range
53 miles
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
10.6 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
57 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
39.5L Electric
Electric
1.5L Inline-4 Plug-in Hybrid
Horsepower
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
200 hp
149 hp @ -TBD- rpm
Torque
184 lb-ft
266 lb-ft
294 lb-ft @ -TBD- rpm
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,276 lbs
3,589 lbs
3,519 lbs

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
100 MPGE
120 MPGE
42 MPG
City
N/A
131 MPGE
43 MPG
Highway
N/A
109 MPGE
42 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
N/A
N/A
0.8 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
2.3 gallons
N/A
8.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
N/A
N/A
382.7 miles
Cruising Range Highway
N/A
N/A
373.8 miles

Battery Range & Charge Times

Range
N/A
N/A
53 miles
Battery Size
42.2 kWh
N/A
N/A
Charge Time
7 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V, 0.7 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V
N/A
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
158.3 in
163.2 in
180.4 in
Height
62.9 in
63.4 in
56.4 in
Max Width
69.9 in
69.5 in
71.2 in
Front Width
61.9 in
59.1 in
60.6 in
Rear Width
61.3 in
59.1 in
61.8 in
Wheelbase
101.2 in
102.4 in
106.1 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
5.35 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
4 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
40.5 in
44.3 in
42.1 in
Front Seat Headroom
39.6 in
40.1 in
37.8 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
53.6 in
54.6 in
56.5 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
51.3 in
53.7 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
31.9 in
36.01 in
34.7 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.2 in
37.87 in
35.8 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
49.2 in
52.76 in
53.2 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
50.63 in
51.3 in

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
N/A
N/A
10.6 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
15.1 ft³
16.6 ft³
N/A
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³
57 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Column-Mounted Electric Pwr
Electric Pwr
Turning Diameter
32.4 ft
N/A
36.4 ft
Turning Diameter Wall to Wall
N/A
34.8 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
19" x 5"
17" x TBD
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
19" x 5.5"
17" x TBD
17" x 7"

Suspension

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

Tires

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

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

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

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Cashmere Silver Metallic w/Highlight BMW i Blue
  • Fluid Black w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Galvanic Gold Metallic w/Frozen Grey Met Highlight
  • Imperial Blue Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
N/A
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
  • Jet Black, Cloth seat trim
  • Jet Black/Jet Black, Cloth seat trim
  • Jet Black/Jet Black, Leather-appointed seat trim
  • Light Ash/Dark Ash, Cloth seat trim
  • Light Ash/Dark Ash, Leather-appointed seat trim

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
5 Years / 60,000 Miles
Drivetrain Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
N/A
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
Maintenance Note
N/A
1 Year/1 Visit
2 Years/1 Visit
Roadside Assistance Note
N/A
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years/100,000 Miles
Rust-Through
N/A
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
6 Years / 100,000 Miles
Warranty Note
N/A
Preliminary 2022 Warranty
N/A
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