2018 BMW i3 vs 2018 Nissan Leaf

Red and Black 2018 BMW i3, VS Icon, and White 2018 Nissan Leaf

If you desire the luxury and performance of a BMW in an eco-friendly package, then you'll want to check out the 2018 BMW i3, which offers emissions-free driving with its electric powertrain. Also, with its compact size and easy maneuverability, the BMW i3 is a great car for city driving. One of the BMW i3's electric car competitors is the Nissan Leaf. See how they stack up in this 2018 BMW i3 vs 2018 Nissan Leaf comparison.

The BMW i3 delivers a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency. With the synchronous electric motor in the BMW eDrive system, the BMW i3 doles out 184 horsepower and has an estimated 118 MPGe rating. In comparison, the Nissan Leaf generates 147 horsepower and has an estimated 112 MPGe rating. The BMW i3 has an all-electric range of 114 miles. With the available two-cylinder gasoline engine range extender, you'll have up to 180 miles of total range. In comparison, the Nissan Leaf has an electric range of 151 miles but does not offer a range extender.

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2018 BMW i3 VS 2018 Nissan Leaf
184 Horsepower 147
180 miles Maximum Range 151 miles
118 MPGe 112
36.9 cu-ft Maximum Cargo Capacity 30 cu-ft

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The cabin of the BMW i3 has a clean and uncluttered design, with a high-level of comfort and refinement. Despite the compact size of the BMW i3, it still offers a maximum cargo capacity of 36.9 cu-ft, compared to 30 cu-ft for the Nissan Leaf. Also, the BMW i3 comes well-equipped with a plethora of advanced technologies. This includes the iDrive infotainment system, the voice recognition system, the Integrated BMW i Remote App, and the Control Display with a 10.25" screen.

The BMW i3 provides a very safe ride, especially with its cutting-edge driver assistance features. This includes Frontal Collision Warning, Daytime Pedestrian Detection, and Active Cruise Control.

Here at Pacific BMW, we invited eco-minded premium car shoppers in the Los Angeles-area to come check out the outstanding 2018 BMW i3!


Black 2018 BMW i3 Driving on a Mountain Road
Blue Charger in a White 2018 BMW i3
Dashboard and Front Seats of 2018 BMW i3
Front View of Black 2018 BMW i3


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