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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: $45,595

BMW i3   
Difference: $32,375

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201520152015201520152018
ModelModel SModel SModel SModel SModel Si3
Trim6070D8585DP85DBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Base Price $69,900 $75,000 $80,000 $85,000 $105,000 $44,450
Tech Package 4,250          
Satellite radio 0 0 0 0 0  
Panoramic sunroof 2,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500  
Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 750 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 700
Wood trim 650 750 750 750 750  
Leather seating surfaces 1,750 1,750 1,750 1,750 1,750  
DC quick-charging capability, free proprietary network 2,000          
Autopilot Convenience Features   2,500 2,500 2,500 2,500  
Carbon fiber rear spoiler         1,000  
Park Assistant Package           1,000
Tera World           2,600
Technology & Driver Assistance Package           2,350
Sunroof           1,000
Tech Package 0          
Satellite radio 0 0 0 0 0  
Panoramic sunroof 0 0 0 0 0  
Ultra High Fidelity Sound Package 0 0 0 0 0  
Metallic paint (extra cost) 0 0 0 0 0 645
Wood trim 0 0 0 0 0  
Leather seating surfaces 0 0 0 0 0  
DC quick-charging capability, free proprietary network 0          
Autopilot Convenience Features   0 0 0 0  
Carbon fiber rear spoiler         0  
Park Assistant Package           920
Tera World           2,390
Technology & Driver Assistance Package           2,160
Sunroof           920
Options (change) 14,400 10,000 10,000 10,000 11,000 7,650
Options (change) 0 0 0 0 0 7,035
Destination 1,170 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 995
Gas Tax -7,500 -7,500 -7,500 -7,500 -7,500 -7,500
Total Price $77,970 $78,700 $83,700 $88,700 $109,700 $45,595

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3

Lowest Adjusted Price: BMW i3
Lowest Adjusted Invoice: Tesla Model S 60
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $28,070
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $48,682
Model Year201520152015201520152018
ModelModel SModel SModel SModel SModel Si3
Trim6070D8585DP85DBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Engine302hp E329hp E362hp E422hp E463hp E168hp E
TransmissionA1A1A1A1A1A1
DrivetrainRWDAWDRWDAWDAWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)580, 12580, 12580, 12580, 12580, 12100, 4
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-19245/45-19245/45-19245/45-19245/45-19155/70-19
Total Price$77,970$78,700$83,700$88,700$109,700$45,595
Adjustments for Features-2,435-5,035-3,310-5,035-5,4100
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$75,535$73,665$80,390$83,665$104,290$45,595
Cost Above Minimum$1,870$0$6,725$10,000$30,625$0

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Features Comparison: Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3

Model Year201520152015201520152018
ModelModel SModel SModel SModel SModel Si3
Trim6070D8585DP85DBase
Body4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch4dr Hatch
Transmission and Drivetrain 
1-speed automatic$800$800$800$800$800$800
RWD$0 $0  $0
AWD $1700 $1700$1700 
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed     $1000
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed, road sign aware$1150$1150$1150$1150$1150 
Automated lane change$300$300$300$300$300 
Automated parking system, remote $200$200$200$200 
Power charge port door $25 $25$25 
Power liftgate$350     
Power rear side windows$200$200$200$200$200 
Semi-autonomous driving $600$600$600$600 
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual     $250
Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power$350$350$350$350$350 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial$200$200$200$200$200 
Automatic braking, low-speed     $200
Blind spot warning system$200$200$200$200$200 
Brake assist     $50
Knee airbag, driver$100$100$100$100$100 
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100$100$100$100 
Lane departure warning$200$200$200$200$200 
Lane keeping assist$400     
Obstacle detection, front$200$200$200$200$200 
Pedestrian detection     $50
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system     $100
Rollover sensor$50$50$50$50$50 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat$40$40$40$40$40 
Cargo net$40$40$40$40$40 
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50$50$50$50 
Automatic air recirculation     $100
Aux input     $50
Dual-zone climate control$125$125$125$125$125 
Handwriting recognition     $200
Heat pump     $250
Ionizing air filtration$50$50$50$50$50 
Media drive     $15
Range alert$0$0$0$0$0 
Rear air vents$100$100$100$100$100 
Rear wiper     $175
Residual heat     $50
S Voice support     $0
Satellite radio$200$200$200$200$200 
Satellite radio - one year subscription     $250
Siri Eyes Free support     $0
Surround sound$250$250$250$250$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar     $300
Text dictation     $50
Traffic + travel information     $25
Voice control for external devices     $0
Exterior 
Carbon fiber body structure     $0
Carbon fiber rear spoiler    $300 
Painted brake calipers (optional)    $0 
Panoramic sunroof$1200$1200$1200$1200$1200 
Rear spoiler     $200
Sunroof     $900
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming headlights $200$200$200$200 
Cornering lights$50     
Digital instruments     $0
Fog lights$125    $125
Heated mirrors$25$25$25$25$25 
Illuminated visor mirror, driver     $50
Illuminated visor mirror, passenger     $50
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display$250$250$250$250$250 
LED headlights     $1000
Power-folding mirrors$50$50$50$50$50 
Steering-linked headlights     $150
Visor mirror, driver$10$10$10$10$10 
Visor mirror, passenger$10$10$10$10$10 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500$500$500$500 
Powertrain 
10 kW onboard charger$750$750$750$750$750 
33 kWh battery pack     $0
60 kWh battery pack$0     
7.2 kW onboard charger     $500
70 kWh battery pack $0    
85 kWh battery pack  $0$0$0 
DC quick-charging capability     $750
DC quick-charging capability, free proprietary network$1000$1000$1000$1000$1000 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates $100$100$100$100 
Manual height adjuster, driver seat     $50
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat     $50
Memory system, driver seat$200$200$200$200$200 
Metal pedals    $75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150$150$150$150 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$150$150$150$150$150 
Power fore-aft adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power recliner, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Power tilt adjuster, passenger seat$100$100$100$100$100 
Synthetic suede headliner $650$650$650$650 
Upholstered instrument panel$300$300$300$300$300 
Upholstered instrument panel, leather     $1000
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200$200$200$200 
Sport suspension (upgrade)    $0 
Total Value of Features$11,175$13,775$12,050$13,775$14,150$8,740
Value of Feature Adjustments$2,435$5,035$3,310$5,035$5,410$0
Value of Feature Adjustments1984032493583110

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Specifications Comparison: Tesla Model S vs. BMW i3

Model Year20152018
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 Weight4,609 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 60

Tech Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Fog lights125Yes
Power liftgate350No
Cornering lights50No
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Lane keeping assist system400No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware900No
Automated lane change300No
Universal garage door opener100Yes
Memory system, driver seat200No
Obstacle detection, front200No
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Auto-dimming driver-side mirror75Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Power-folding mirrors50No
Auto-dimming passenger-side mirror75Yes
Mirror tilt-down in reverse25Yes
Lane departure warning system200No
Blind spot warning system200No
Automatic braking, high-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Navigation system600Yes
Speed limit information0No
Heated mirrors25No
Total Requested235043%
Total Not Requested307557%
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 70D

Autopilot Convenience Features
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware900No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested50019%
Total Not Requested220081%
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 85

Autopilot Convenience Features
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware900No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested50019%
Total Not Requested220081%
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 85D

Autopilot Convenience Features
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware900No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested50019%
Total Not Requested220081%
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 P85D

Autopilot Convenience Features
FeatureValueRequested?
Auto-dimming headlights200No
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware900No
Automated lane change300No
Automated parking system200No
Semi-autonomous driving600No
Total Requested50019%
Total Not Requested220081%
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

Park Assistant Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rearview camera200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Tera World
FeatureValueRequested?
Leather seating surfaces900Yes
Wood trim300Yes
Upholstered instrument panel, leather1000No
Total Requested120055%
Total Not Requested100045%
Technology & Driver Assistance Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Voice control for nav and audio100Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Media drive15No
Traffic + travel information0No
Smartphone integration0No
In-vehicle Internet150Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Handwriting recognition200No
App support100Yes
Text dictation50No
Pedestrian detection50No
Siri Eyes Free support0No
S Voice support0No
Total Requested130068%
Total Not Requested61532%

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