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Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3 Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3 Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $42,245

BMW i3   
Difference: $36,225

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201320132018
ModelModel SModel Si3
TrimBasePerformanceBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $69,900 $89,900 $44,450
Tech Package 3,750 3,750  
Satellite radio 0 0  
Panoramic sunroof 2,500 2,500  
Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package 2,500 2,500  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 750 750 700
Cargo cover 250 250  
Obstacle detection, rear 500 500  
Fog lights 500 500  
Wood trim 650 650  
Leather seating surfaces 1,500 1,500  
DC quick-charging capability, free proprietary network 2,000    
Carbon fiber rear spoiler   1,500  
Tera World     2,600
Sunroof     1,000
Tech Package 0 0  
Satellite radio 0 0  
Panoramic sunroof 0 0  
Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package 0 0  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 0 0 645
Cargo cover 0 0  
Obstacle detection, rear 0 0  
Fog lights 0 0  
Wood trim 0 0  
Leather seating surfaces 0 0  
DC quick-charging capability, free proprietary network 0    
Carbon fiber rear spoiler   0  
Tera World     2,390
Sunroof     920
Options (change) 14,900 14,400 4,300
Options (change) 0 0 3,955
Destination 1,170 1,170 995
Gas Tax -7,500 -7,500 -7,500
Total Price $78,470 $97,970 $42,245

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW i3
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Tesla Model S Performance
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $34,165
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $45,643
Model Year201320132018
ModelModel SModel Si3
TrimBasePerformanceBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine302hp E416hp E168hp E
TransmissionA1A1A1
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)580, 12580, 12100, 4
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-19245/45-19155/70-19
Total Price$78,470$97,970$42,245
Adjustments for Features-2,060-2,4350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$76,410$95,535$42,245
Cost Above Minimum$0$19,125$0

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Features Comparison: Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3

Model Year201320132018
ModelModel SModel Si3
TrimBasePerformanceBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
1-speed automatic$800$800$800
RWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Power liftgate$350$350 
Power rear side windows$200$200 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual  $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Brake assist  $50
Knee airbag, driver$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Obstacle detection, front$200$200 
Rearview camera$200$200 
Rollover sensor$50$50 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40$40 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
App support$100$100 
Automatic air recirculation  $100
Aux input  $50
Dual-zone climate control$125$125 
Heat pump  $250
In-vehicle Internet$150$150 
Rear air vents$100$100 
Rear wiper  $175
Residual heat  $50
Satellite radio$200$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription  $250
Surround sound$250$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Traffic information  $25
Voice control for external devices  $0
Voice control for nav and audio$100$100 
Exterior 
Carbon fiber body structure  $0
Carbon fiber rear spoiler $300 
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200 
Rear spoiler  $200
Sunroof  $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Cornering lights$50$50 
Digital instruments  $0
Heated mirrors$25$25 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver  $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger  $50
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250 
LED headlights  $1000
Power-folding mirrors$50$50 
Steering-linked headlights  $150
Visor mirror, driver$10$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10$10 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
10 kW onboard charger$750$750 
33 kWh battery pack  $0
60 kWh battery pack$0  
7.2 kW onboard charger  $500
85 kWh battery pack $0 
DC quick-charging capability  $750
DC quick-charging capability, free proprietary network$1000$1000 
High-performance inverter $0 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat  $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Memory system, driver seat$200$200 
Metal pedals $75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Upholstered instrument panel$300$300 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather  $1000
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Tires, high-efficiency (optional) $0 
Total Value of Features$9,060$9,435$7,000
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,060$2,435$0
Value of Feature Adjustments1661570

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Specifications Comparison: Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3

Model Year20132018
ModelModel Si3
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Wheelbase116.5 in101.2 in
Length196.0 in157.4 in
Width77.3 in69.9 in
Height56.5 in62.1 in
Curb Weight4,648 lb.2,962 lb.
Fuel Capacity0.0 gal.2.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom38.8 in39.6 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.7 in54.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room55.0 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.7 in0.0 in
Row 2 Headroom35.3 in37.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.0 in50.4 in
Row 2 Hip Room54.7 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.4 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
31.6 ft32.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
63.4 ft311.8 ft3

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Option Package Details
Tesla Model S

Tech Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Heated mirrors25No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Power liftgate350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Cornering lights50No
Proximity key250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Mirror tilt-down in reverse25Yes
Total Requested112559%
Total Not Requested77541%
Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250No
Unbranded, 580W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested600100%

Option Package Details
Tesla Model S Performance

Tech Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Heated mirrors25No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Power liftgate350No
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Cornering lights50No
Proximity key250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100No
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Mirror tilt-down in reverse25Yes
Total Requested112559%
Total Not Requested77541%
Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Surround sound250No
Unbranded, 580W, 12 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Total Requested00%
Total Not Requested600100%

Option Package Details
BMW i3

Tera World
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000No
Wood trim300Yes
Total Requested120055%
Total Not Requested100045%

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