Head to Head: Tesla Model 3 vs. BMW i3

Head to Head: BMW i3 vs. Tesla Model 3
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Head to Head: BMW i3 vs. Tesla Model 3

Tesla rocked the world in March when it introduced the Model 3, a five-passenger sedan with an electric-only range of more than 200 miles and a price tag of $35,000 before any incentives. While those specs are impressive, delivery is still a ways off, and Tesla is not the only player in the market.

The BMW i3 arrived on the market in the second quarter of 2014 with a battery-electric-only model and a battery-electric model with a small gasoline-powered range extender. It’s a compact four-door hatchback that is currently tied with the 2016 Lexus ES Hybrid for the No. 3 slot in our rankings of best luxury hybrid and electric cars. The i3 is also tied for the No. 6 position in our rankings of luxury small cars.

Which is the better electric car for you? Check out the following slides as we break down the pluses and minuses of each car.

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